The Conservative told the tabloid: "If it is a matter of just a few weeks then why not?" As the face of the pro-Brexit campaign in 2016, he has called for a clean, quick break with the European Union, resigning from Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet previous year in protest at her plan to retain the bloc's trade rules.
"I'm afraid this is not what you're going to hear from Mr Johnson". The candidate has also gained the confidence of prominent eurosceptics - including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Steve Baker, and Mark Francois - whose red line is leaving on Halloween.
I have chose to withdraw from the race to be the next leader of the Conservative Party.
"I do not see this happening under any of the Tory party leadership contenders". No deals have yet been done, the people said. "I'm the change candidate who can be trusted to deliver Brexit by October, and has the vision and energy to take Britain forward".
Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, secured 114 of the 313 votes cast in the round, which reduced the field of candidates from 10 to seven.
Johnson, who was a key campaigner for Britain to vote to leave the E.U.in 2016, has held a muscular approach to negotiations with Brussels, promising that Britain will leave the bloc in October with or without a withdrawal agreement.
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But cabinet minister David Lidington - who had backed Mr Hancock - told the BBC's Political Thinking with Nick Robinson podcast: "The Conservative Party started having elections for its leaders in 1965". So it's going to boil down to how numerous 30 extra votes Boris Johnson can take on Tuesday.
Hancock said he had run as the "candidate of the future" but found that "the party, understandably, is focused very much on the here and now and how we get through Brexit".
Johnson's progress to 10 Downing Street appears unstoppable, after he won 114 votes in the first round of the contest.
"I have therefore chose to withdraw from this contest, and I will look for the best way to advance the values we fought for, of free enterprise, and an open, aspirational, free society, underpinned by an optimistic belief in the value of each individual person".
The top two left after further ballots will be voted on by party members.
Rory Stewart, one of the remaining candidates, tweeted: "Please write to your MP if you think this is not a good idea and please RT (retweet) if you think anyone else might think this is not a good idea...."
Somebody who attempted to subvert our constitution, our liberties, our parliament... who dared to stand as prime minister and claim they could lock the doors on parliament would not deserve to be prime minister.