Amber Rudd Declines to Reveal If She Would Serve Under Boris Johnson Should He Become Prime Minister


The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has declined to rule out suggestions that she could work under Boris Johnson should Johnson become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The Home Secretary said that it was “such a difficult question on so many different levels” that she would not be able to answer such a question, after being asked by Andrew Marr if she could “ever imagine” such a scenario on his politics programme on BBC.

Her comments came after reports that Brexit-supporting Tory MPs could start a plot to oust Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, with a governing ”dream team” that includes Michael Gove, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and Boris Johnson if she fail to commit to removing the United Kingdom from the customs union.

According to The Sunday Times, some eurosceptics are said to be promoting Mr Johnson, the foreign secretary, to be the next British Prime Minister, and attempting to get him to agree to make Michael Gove as his deputy and backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg as his chancellor should he be successful in getting the position.

It was also suggested that Mr Johnson might have to initially make Ms Rudd as his chancellor if he is to win the support of those who are non-Eurosceptics.

However, the Hastings and Rye MP appeared to reject the reports, insisting that the Government is “more united” than the Brexiteers would actually believe.

“I have a surprise for the Brexiteers, which is the (Cabinet) committee that meets in order to help make these decisions is more united than they think,” said Rudd.

“We meet in the committee. We meet privately for discussions. I think that we will arrive at something which suits us all.

“There will be choices to be made within that, but we all want the same thing which is to arrive at a deal which works for the UK.”