Boris Johnson and David Davis admit they could run to be PM – as Theresa May faces calls to quit NOW


LEADERSHIP hopefuls are jostling for the top spot today as Theresa May could be out of her job within days.

Boris Johnson and David Davis are set to thrash it out to be the Brexiteer candidate in any upcoming Tory contest.

Boris said in a BBC documentary that he was focused on changing Brexit – for now

The PM’s said she will quit if her deal goes through in the next few days.

But if it doesn’t she could be forced into a soft Brexit she really can’t stomach delivering – and decide to quit anyway.

Now it’s only a matter of time until she leaves office and a new face comes into No10.

Ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis refused to rule out running, though he said people “have been coming to me for months” asking if he will stand.

He would only tell Radio 4: “I’m not going to think about it” and instead said he could focus on delivering Brexit.

He also insisted the next leader “probably has to be a Brexiteer” to deliver on the trade deals promised after we left the EU.

Boris said on BBC documentary ‘The Brexit Storm’ last night when asked about being leader: “My objective is to change this policy.

“Let us see what happens in the next few weeks and months.”

Meanwhile the PM is under pressure to quit now if she can’t deliver Brexit.

Tory MP Nigel Evans said the PM should leave No10 immediately if she’s forced to beg the EU for a longer extension.

Leaders will meet for a crunch summit next Wednesday, which would give the PM a chance to say we’re going for No Deal, or we want a longer delay.

He told Sky News: “If the Prime Minister is going to go to Brussels and ask for a long extension, she might as well resign immediately.
“Her authority has been shot by parliament – we can’t go on like this.”

Today Mrs May will cobble together her top team in No10 to try and thrash out a way to break the Brexit deadlock.

She’s under huge strains from both sides of her warring party who are trying to pull her towards a soft or hard Brexit.

Last night MPs failed yet again to come up with a plan B, with all options including a soft Brexit customs union, revoking Article 50 and a second referendum all failing to get a majority of votes.

Britain is set to leave the EU on April 12 unless a plan can be sorted out quickly for another extension – or the PM’s deal is passed swiftly.

David Davis has his sights on the Tory leadership too
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Theresa May wants to bring back her Brexit deal to the Commons for yet another vote
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