In response to Laura Perrins: Boris? Prime Minister? Never, 39 Pontiac Dream wrote:
Excellent article, Laura, and I agree wholeheartedly. Conservatives, desperate to see the back of May, are scrambling around for what they think is the popular vote but Boris is not the answer. That he has support from supposed Tories such as Jacob Rees-Mogg shows how desperate they are to be rid of their leader.
Boris will always make a decision with him in mind. No one else. He doesn’t care about the country, he doesn’t care about Brexit, he only cares about what will make him king of the spotlight. He took an age to decide which side to campaign on for Brexit and he capitulated at the first sign of pressure in the leadership race.
May has been described, many times in the past, as weak and wobbly. If she is weak and wobbly, Boris must be crumbly and decaying. May has been terrible for her party, as was Cameron before her, but Boris would be horrific. The only Tories capable of taking the reins and taking them back to true Conservatism (Philip Hollobone and Philip Davies) are nowhere near the front so the fake Tories will elect either a popular idiot or head for the quota – my money is on the latter.
Either way, the party is no longer fit for purpose.