BRITAIN: Tory Battle For Prime Minster Down To Two

The BBC reports:

Jeremy Hunt will face Boris Johnson in the race to be the next Tory leader and PM, after Michael Gove was eliminated in the final ballot of the party’s MPs. Environment Secretary Mr Gove was supported by 75 MPs – just two votes short of Mr Hunt’s 77.

Mr Johnson, who was backed by 160 Conservative MPs, said he was looking forward to “getting out across the UK” and to set out his Brexit plan.

He and Mr Hunt will now be put to a vote of around 160,000 party members. The winner will be announced in the week of 22 July. All 313 Conservative MPs voted – with one spoiled ballot recorded.

Hunt last appeared on JMG when he said he “150% agrees” with Trump’s retweet of a British white supremacist.