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Tuesday 20th March 2018

UK PM May Takes a Swipe at Tory Leadership Frontrunner

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7Dnews London

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:59 GMT

UK Prime Minster Theresa May made a thinly disguised jibe at Conservative Party frontrunner Boris Johnson as she stressed the importance of character in taking on the country's top position.

May told the Daily Mail in an interview published on Friday that the job of prime minister is not about power but about public service. She did not mention Johnson by name, but it is known that he has made a career out of being the biggest personality in the room.

May says "all too often those who see it as a position of power see it as about themselves and not about the people they are serving. There is a real difference."

She added that it is unlikely that her successor will negotiate further Brexit concessions from the EU.


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