BORIS Johnson has told pals he does not want to resign as PM, it was claimed yesterday.
He suggested he would love to stay and fight another election.
Johnson admitted to pals that he would love to fight another election
Peter Cruddas is leading a campaign to give Tory members a vote on keeping Bojo
Lord Peter Cruddas, who is leading a campaign to give Tory members a vote on keeping BoJo in No 10, said the PM told him at Chequers he did not want to quit.
He told The Daily Telegraph: “Boris said he could understand the anger at what had happened.
“He wished he could carry on as Prime Minister. He said he does not want to resign.”
A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister has resigned as party leader and set out his intention to stand down.”
Asked by the peer if he would “wipe away” his resignation immediately with “a magic wand”, Bojo reportedly said: “I would wipe away everything that stops me being PM in a second.”
Lord Cruddas added: “He wants to carry on to finish the job.
“He wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative Party.”
The peer added: “He also said that if there was a general election tomorrow and he was leader of the Conservative Party, he would win a general election, and I agreed with him.”