A former Brussels journalist and mayor of London , Johnson cultivates a clownish public image but also caused deep offence in the European Union during the referendum campaign by comparing its aims to unify Europe to those of Adolf Hitler.
Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, who spearheaded the effort, criticized the decision and vowed to still try to force a vote on the convention floor when Republican delegates gather beginning Monday. His service as the finance chairman is seen as a show of solidarity even though the entire 66-member OH delegation is pledged to vote for Mr. Kasich on the first ballot Tuesday.
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.