Left Menu
Development News Edition

Britain's Fox says party leadership should not be rushed despite Johnson's lead

Reuters | London | Updated: 18-06-2019 16:59 IST | Created: 18-06-2019 16:58 IST
Britain's Fox says party leadership should not be rushed despite Johnson's lead
Image Credit: Flickr

The Conservative Party leadership contest should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a big lead among party lawmakers, British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday. Johnson, a former foreign minister and ex-London mayor, won the support of 114 Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the leadership contest, far ahead of his nearest rival.

A second round of voting by lawmakers to whittle down the number of contenders to replace Theresa May is due later on Tuesday. "We have a process set out where the members of parliament will determine two candidates that go to the whole of our party membership," Fox said during a visit to Turkey. "So that was the (process) set out and it should be followed. I think that especially in the current climate, if our party members and our party volunteers felt that they were being cut out of the process and denied a voice, I don't see them taking that too well," he said.



How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Loopholes in Healthcare Information System may have failed Singapore COVID-19 model

In the initial days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore was in the limelight for its effective healthcare system and pandemic response plan. However, Singapore has now joined the list of the worst-hit nations and the situation is even worse...

Australia's COVID-19 response: Digital infrastructure of help but implementation remains a challenge

Australias ongoing plans to upgrade its health information system helped by the Digital Health Strategy seem even more practical due to the pandemic. But as evident during the pandemic, administrative lapses and the complex matrix of power ...


Latest News

Disney's 'Mulan' to skip most movie theaters for streaming

Walt Disney Cos live-action epic Mulan will skip most of the worlds movie theaters and go directly to the companys streaming platform in September, the media giant said on Tuesday.U.S. subscribers to Disney will need to pay 30 to stream Mul...

Telangana Director of Public Health revokes another private hospital from providing COVID-19 treatment

The Office of the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare in Telangana has revoked permission to another private hospital in the state from providing COVID-19 treatment. A press note issued by Director Public Health and Family Welfare,...

Hundreds of girls, women have disappeared during pandemic in Peru

Fixes slug, typo in first paragraph By Anastasia MoloneyBOGOTA, Aug 4 Thomson Reuters Foundation - More than 900 women and girls have gone missing in Peru during its coronavirus lockdown, a top womens rights official said on Tuesday, callin...

Grizzlies F Jackson (knee) out for season

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., the teams second-leading scorer, will miss the remainder of the season with torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday. In Mondays game against the Pelicans, Jaren Jackson Jr. exp...

Give Feedback