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Why I still say the Tories would be mad not to bring back Boris Johnson

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ON October 14, my article headlined This is a coup in plain sight to install Sunak as PM appeared in TCW. Just ten days later, I was proved right – my forecast became fact at warp speed, to use a Donald Trump phrase. It was so spot-on that I think I’ll buy a lottery ticket this weekend!  

Liz Truss easily beat Sunak in the ballot of Conservative Party members to become Prime Minister on September 6, but she was never given the chance to implement the policies on which she was elected. The international bankers and the globalist Tory MPs saw to that. 

Sunak is not popular with the grassroots outside Westminster and that’s why the MPs engineered it so that he ended up as the sole candidate this time around, meaning the membership could be ignored … again. 

This is the third time in 19 years that members have been denied a say on who is the leader of their party. Why do they continue to put up with this? 

Amid all this malevolent manoeuvring, one point is seldom mentioned. Around 300 parliamentary seats do not have a Tory MP. So the Conservative Party members in those constituencies are the worst off of the lot, because they don’t even have a representative who can have a say about the leadership. 

So what happens next? Well, let me put my Nostradamus hat on again. 

He may now be Prime Minister, but Sunak is deeply unpopular with the general public – you only have to look at social media to see that. He is also a very wooden campaigner, not to mention having a lot of negatives in his back story. There is no way he can reverse the currently disastrous Tory showing in the polls. 

The crunch will come at the council elections in England in May next year. It is very likely the Conservatives will experience a wipeout on the scale of 1996, when they lost more than 500 seats. I believe Tory MPs will then panic and realise they will have to change their leader (again) if they are to have any chance of winning in the general election that will be upon them less than two years hence. 

Who will they turn to? Hasta la vista, baby! 

Don’t forget that when Boris Johnson withdrew from the latest leadership race, he said: ‘I am well-placed to deliver a Conservative victory in 2024.’  

Yes, Boris is a charlatan. But he is, by a country mile, the best political campaigner of any party this country has seen. The Tories would be mad not to have him as leader and PM at the next general election. He is their only hope (albeit remote) of achieving an historic fifth victory in a row. 

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Brian Silvester
Brian Silvester
Brian Silvester is an Independent Councillor with 48 years service.(One of the longest serving in the country). Former Conservative Council Leader and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate.

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