Mark Francois bets on himself to take over as Tory leader

Brexiteer Mark Francois has bet on himself to take over as Tory leader.

The European Research Group (ERG) vice-chairman, best known for threatening the EU with “perfidious Albion on speed” if the UK fails to Brexit, said Theresa May would be out of a job this summer.

Mr Francois said he did not know which Brexiteer he would back to take over the reins when Mrs May goes, because “they all folded” and backed her deal – but did not rule himself out of the running.

When asked if he would stand for Conservative…
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