Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who has been on the fringes of the political scene for years, is a favourite among British business leaders, including his former boss, former chancellor Alistair Darling, who has promised to keep his former friend from a leadership position.
But in an interview with Bloomberg, Mr Johnson said he is not yet considering a run for prime minister.
“I don’t think I am,” Mr Johnson told the newspaper.
Mr Johnson, whose wife is Russian-born, has been widely praised for his leadership of the country after the Brexit vote. “
People have been saying that I could be a candidate for some time, and I think there is a strong possibility that I will.”
Mr Johnson, whose wife is Russian-born, has been widely praised for his leadership of the country after the Brexit vote.
He was also the first British politician to visit Moscow in 2021, when Mr Darling visited.
But his time in office has also come with its share of controversy.
He has been embroiled in a number of scandals and political controversies, including allegations of using state funds to buy expensive gifts for himself and his family.