Johnson may well find that old and not-so-old jokes come back to haunt him in his new job. Rebecca Harms, leader of the ecologist Greens group in the European Union legislature said: "At first I thought it was a joke". In May, he penned a naughty limerick suggesting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had "sowed his wild oats with the help of a goat, but he didn't even stop to thankera".
Veteran Labour MP Graham Allen warned that Labour MPs would be "harshly judged by history" if the effort to topple Mr Corbyn descended into infighting. On Tuesday, after a six-hour meeting during which the NEC heard three contradictory pieces of legal advice over Corbyn's inclusion on the ballot, Labour's governing body ruled in Corbyn's favor.
In a surprising and unprompted statement, Turkey's military leaders in April publicly dismissed rumors of a possible coup against Erdogan's government. The military has issued statements, which have been published in some Turkish media, and not others, and reported by the Reuters news agency, claiming it has "fully seized control of Turkey" to maintain democratic order, that rule of law must remain a priority and global relations must remain.
In other major moves expected to be announced in the coming days Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, could become the new Chancellor and swap roles with Mr Osborne, who is being tipped as the new Foreign Secretary. The move to accommodate more eurosceptic MPs and women could spell the end of some current Cabinet careers, while considerably changing the course of others.
Some 150,000 Conservative Party members will now vote by postal ballot, with the result announced September 9. The choice means that the next British prime minister is guaranteed to be a woman, the second after Margaret Thatcher. Michael Gove has remained silent on who he is backing to become the next Conservative Party leader as he dodged reporters on a jog outside his London home.
Manafort fanned speculation saying that despite reports - including CNN's - that Trump has picked Pence, "until he announces it, it's not final". Therefore, Trump's pick of Pence would also help to quell concerns among social conservatives that the NY billionaire developer is too liberal on social issues.