Tory politician backs calls for Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister
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A Tory politician has urged colleagues to back Rishi Sunak as Boris Johnson's replacement at No 10.
Senior Tory MSP, Murdo Fraser, retweeted a message which praised the chancellor and criticised Boris Johnson.
The post, which was written by Herald columnist Iain Macwhirter read: "Rishi Sunak reaches the parts Boris cannot.
"He’s as fluent and convincing as Tony Blair used to be. And he is BAME to boot.
"Tories have their next PM-in-waiting when Boris gives up the ghost.
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The post comes after Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross criticised his Westminster colleagues for making the case for independence “more effectively in London than it ever could be in Edinburgh”.
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Popularity polls north of the border show Sunak as being more popular than Johnson while a survey by pollsters Redfield & Wilton Strategies found more people think he should be prime minister than Johnson.
Speaking on the Kay Burley @ Breakfast show, Sunak said: "I think the job I have is hard enough and I see up-close what the prime minister has to deal with every day. It's not an envious task and he does it admirably well.
"These are very difficult time and I am grateful that we have his leadership and I think the country should be grateful for that as well."
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