Dominic Raab will lead the country if Boris Johnson’s condition deteriorates from coronavirus

      Comments Off on Dominic Raab will lead the country if Boris Johnson’s condition deteriorates from coronavirus




DOMINIC Raab will lead the country if Boris Johnson’s condition deteriorates from contracting coronavirus.

The Foreign Secretary will stand in for the PM if he becomes so ill he can’t perform his official duties.

⚠ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will stand in for Boris Johnson if his condition deteriorates
AFP or licensors


Boris Johnson currently has mild COVID-19 symptoms and led a video conferencing call yesterday morning.

Yesterday, the PM was seen chairing his remote coronavirus meeting after contracting the deadly disease – as it was revealed his response to the crisis was backed by the majority of Brits.

Pollsters from Number Cruncher Politics found 72 per cent of eligible voters were satisfied with his performance.

Meanwhile, half of Labour voters, those voting for other parties and a large majority of undecided voters were also happy with Boris’ leadership.

The government also got similar approval ratings, both overall and on its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.

However, these ratings could change if Mr Raab falls ill, as there are no further public plans on who would lead the country under the “designated survivor” plan.


Chancellor Rishi Sunak follows Mr Raab in the succession plan and then it falls to Home Secretary Priti Patel.

But one source told The Telegraph: “There isn’t a fixed chain.”

“It depends really on where Boris wants to go.”

The Prime Minister was seen leading a remote meeting after announcing he had contracted coronavirus
EPA

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOW

Don’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.

To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.

To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.

Get Britain’s best-sellin
g newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.