Ukraine shows support for Boris with meme following Liz Truss resignation

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    Ukraine appear to be championing a return for Boris Johnson as Prime Minister after a bizarre meme was posted on the country's official government Twitter page.

    The tweet was uploaded just hours after Liz Truss' resignation at 10 Downing Street following a tumultuous 44 days in charge of the country.

    Truss' predecessor Johnson has somewhat surprisingly emerged as one of three favourites for the imminent Tory party leadership contest, alongside Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt.

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    During his last trip abroad as PM in August, Johnson was presented with Ukraine's Order of Liberty – the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a foreign national – in recognition of his support for the country during their war with Russia.

    In a rather more unconventional tribute, Ukraine's meme is influenced by popular Netflix show Better Call Saul.

    The tweet features the drama's main character Saul, played by actor Bob Odenkirk holding up a cut-out of the ex-Conservative leader with "Better Call Boris" emblazoned next to it.

    Johnson will need to be nominated by 100 MPs to make the leadership contest's starting line and, whilst it seems he might fall short of that number given the heavy cloud under which he left the job just seven weeks ago, there are still many in the party who feel he should be given a second chance too.

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    One – Marco Longhi – the MP for Dudley North said: "I am backing Boris and as a democrat it’s important that members have their say. He is the only person that commands that authority given to him by the public at a General Election. Please come back, boss."

    Johnson is currently on a Caribbean holiday but could cut that short to jet back and win supporters to compete against the likes of Sunak, Commons Leader Morduant and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

    Previous candidates Kemi Badenoch and Suella Braverman are also considering to run again.


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