Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Agence France-Presse
Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct.31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is the favourite in the race, battling Britain's current top diplomat, Jeremy Hunt.
His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.
According to the new scheme, government employees will receive an average salary increase of ten per cent.
"We are ready ready to deal with any travel related coronavirus cases to be detected in the country," a ministry official said.
The other fact laid bare in the Oxfam's report released on Monday is that the numbers show that 2,153 billionaires now have more wealth than the 4.6 billion poorest people on the planet.