Boris Johnson’s flight ‘touches down in UK’ as he plots sensational…

Boris Johnson is believed to have landed at London’s Gatwick airport after flying back from a holiday in the Caribbean to begin his campaign to be the new Prime Minister.  According to Flightradar24 data, the British Airways plane he is believed to be on, BA2156, has touched down. It was the most tracked flight on the website, with 6,800 people viewing it at 9.10am. The plane was shown landing at the airport by Sky News, though it could not be verified that he was on the flight.  While still in the air, a photo of Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson was released.

Mr Johnson, who was on holiday in the Caribbean when his successor Liz Truss resigned, is yet to officially launch his campaign. 

He has, however, received the support of roughly 60 MPs, as well as six of the current cabinet ministers. 

The trade minister James Duddridge said on Friday Johnson had told him he was “up for it”.

The former prime minister was reportedly booed by some passengers of the British Airways flight back to Gatwick when he boarded the plane, according to Sky News.

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A potential comeback for the former leader who was ignominiously ejected from Downing Street in June this year for a series of scandals has divided opinions within the Tory party. 

Having achieved a landslide 2019 victory in the general election, Mr Johnson saw his popularity plummet following allegations that he and others in Downing Street broke the lockdown rules they had set for the rest of the UK. 

As his premiership appeared in jeopardy, it was revealed that Mr Johnson had promoted former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher despite allegations of sexual misconduct, and the former Mayor of London was instructed to resign. 

His leaving of office then sparked a two month leadership contest that saw Liz Truss elected as PM, only to be forced to resign 44 days after her coronation having presided over a fiscal budget that ostensibly worsened the crippling financial crisis facing Britons.

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