Overnight Boris picked up a few more MP backers after his pitch to the One Nation caucus of centrist Tories; Rishi Sunak, Robert Jenrick, Oliver Dowden. The ’22s new rules put the ambitions of Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart, Andrea Leadsom and Sam Gyimah in jeopardy. Those without 8 backers will not go forward. Gyimah has not yet got one single MP public backing him.
Guido would have thought a few more might drop out today rather than linger on embarrassingly. Self awareness not always a part of a typical MP’s personality.
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