If Rishi Sunak resigns, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who nearly ran for leader, may still make a run.
Although Jacob Rees-Mogg was one of Boris Johnson’s most ardent supporters, it has been discovered that once his buddy declared he would leave, he thought about running for leadership.
When Boris Johnson said he would step down before the summer holiday, Jacob Rees-Mogg debated for 24 hours whether to run for the leadership to succeed him.
According to Express, the former minister for Brexit Opportunities spent the evening debating running for 10 Downing Street before opting to support Liz Truss.
If the Conservatives lose the next election and Rishi Sunak is forced to quit, sources close to the former business secretary have said that he does not rule out running for the leadership.
But he is said to hold the opinion that “the right needs to have a candidate after what appears to be an inevitable election defeat.
According to friends, Mr. Rees-Mogg believes that the Tories may need to lose the election because, if they succeed, “what would they have to offer the country?”
Kemi Badenoch, the international trade secretary, is the current favourite among Tories to succeed Rishi Sunak as party leader.
But others on the party’s right think she is “a prisoner of Michael Gove,” who oversaw her leadership campaign and is disliked by many Brexiteers. Gove also supervised her campaign for party chairman.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman is a popular alternative who may rise to the fore if she resolves the Channel migrant situation, but some on the right reportedly worry that she would “be a repeat of Liz Truss and worse.”
Boris Johnson’s return is improbable in the meantime unless Mr. Sunak is made to resign before to the election.
Since Mr. Johnson withdrew from the most recent election, Mr. Rees-Mogg is said to have separated himself from such initiatives.
The former Home Secretary Priti Patel, who considered running last summer but opted against it, might be the final choice.