The Tory leadership race came up on Question Time, Dimbleby intervened “Before I ask Boris Johnson on this, I just want to take a question from the audience.” The audience member asked whether Boris should be leader and the whole audience started cheering. Boris, typically, mumbled some bemused appreciation and tried to answer the preceding point. David Dimbleby forced the issue. Boris eventually admitted he would love the job.
Boris? Guido bows to no-one in Boris appreciation (well maybe I am not as appreciative as BorisWatch), but PM? Boris once stated that he had as much chance of being Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis. He is now only 80 /1 at the bookies, so he best duck if he sees Elvis. If the Tory membership were given free reign they might just select him…
Therein lies the fears of Howard about the current system.
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”