>> It might be game over for Boris, but other outsiders have seized the opportunity. Work and Pension Secretary, Stephen Crabb coming forward Wednesday.
That is the agenda for the next Prime Minister of this country. While I must tell you my friends, you who have waited faithfully for the punchline of this speech. That having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person can not be me.
>> It comes after his once partner in pursuing a Brexit, Michael Gove, announced his candidacy with a swipe at Boris as lacking the leadership for the challenges ahead. It means Gove will be running against Romaine campaigner home secretary Theresa May. The pair tipped as the main challengers. May unveiling her candidacy earlier on Thursday with words that, at the time, may have been directed at Boris.
>> And some need to be told that what the government does isn't a game. It's a serious business that has real consequences for people's lives.>>
Raised by a single mother and educated at a state school, Crabb could counter accusations of Tory elitism. Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox and Leave Campaigner Andrea Leadsom also in the running. The winner of the race will be known on September 9th. Until we get a result, the country will effectively be leaderless with major masses on hold.
A decision on expanding London's Heathrow Airport again put back Thursday. But the real question hanging over Britain is who will be leading departure negotiations with the EU.