19.06.2017 | David Davis tipped to become the next Conservative leader by Boris Johnson's allies as Theresa May's ministers refuse to back her
Source - The Telegraph
David Davis has emerged as the unity candidate to lead the Conservative Party after he was tipped for the post by allies of Boris Johnson.
The Brexit secretary is being touted as a candidate to take Britain past the March 2019 date when Britain is expected to leave the EU if the Prime Minister quits suddenly.
Today Mr Davis, Exiting the European Union secretary, heads to Brussels to open formally Britain’s discussions with Brussels bureaucrats about leaving the EU, pledging to secure "a deep and special partnership between the UK and the EU. A deal like no other in history".
Mr Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, is still widely seen as the most likely successor to Mrs May.