Tory leadership field narrows to four

Inside Politics: Hunt or Gove appear most likely to face Johnson in one-to-one contest

Boris Johnson: still way out in front in the Conservative party leadership race. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Boris Johnson: still way out in front in the Conservative party leadership race. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

It’s all about the top job in politics today, not only in Britain but also in Europe where the EU faces headaches over filling the two key roles of council president and commission president.

Over in Britain, it’s a case of ‘then there were four’ after the Rory Stewart comet - which burned so brightly over the past week - finally burned out yesterday.

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