London - With Brexit in limbo following Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation as leader of the ruling Conservatives, all eyes are on the Brexit positions taken by the candidates to succeed her in the party's election contest.
Outspoken and gaffe-prone former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, dubbed "Britain's Trump" by some critics, is the strong favourite to be next leader of the party - and the country.
Backed by leading Conservative eurosceptics, Johnson consolidated his frontrunner status after this week's first round of voting by the party's lawmakers. He promised a tougher line in negotiations with Brussels and insisted that the possibility of Britain leaving the EU without a deal must remain open.
- Environment Secretary MICHAEL GOVE launched his campaign to lead the Conservatives on Monday, as the debate was largely dominated by Brexit. "The next prime minister faces a difficult challenge: Brexit," Gove said. "And it's not just enough to believe in Brexit - you've got to be able to deliver it."