The Guardian - Johnson out of race to lead the Tories

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The Guardian leads with the late-night news of Boris Johnson’s shock withdrawal from the race he never officially entered. 

The paper says more senior party figures cautioned that a Boris Johnson comeback would lead to chaos and an early election. The paper says Johnson struggled to get the backing of enough Conservative MPs.

The front page features a large image of Boris Johnson, as well as a story on the author Salman Rushdie as the extend of his injuries, have been made public. The writer was attacked in New York several months ago – losing his sight in one eye and use of one hand. 

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