Pretty sure the Conservative Party’s deadline for all this was the end of last year. So if he wants to jump and do it easily he’s missed his chance.
And while I’m sure it’s possible to fiddle that down the line (a) it would make them look ridiculous trying to save him, whatever happens re Partygate and (b) at some point there’s an actual cutoff and they can’t change.
But none of this will matter if he ends up in a recall election anyway.
Perhaps you have too high an opinion of the integrity of those at the top of the FO and the palace though maybe? He does have a lot of contacts there and obviously he has schmoozing coming out of his ears. And isn’t that basically the gig? Particularly if the Republicans get in next time.
The goal is another tilt at Tory leader (ideally PM) but given that’s not happening he’ll settle for something that allows him to focus on the side hustle imo.
Now he’s had a taste of the top job, I can’t see him settling for anything with less status that requires more than a fraction of his attention.
Wouldn’t surprise me if we see him shuffled into the House of Lords under the next government and rolled out by the Tories at conference to gee up the troops while being given the space to do all the media & dinner speeches he wants.
Can anyone give me a brief rundown on what this ‘Windsor Framework’ Brexit vote is all about & why there are a bunch of Tory MPs (Truss, Patel, Johnson) threatening to rebel/rebelling? Are they gonna get the whip removed?
I get a feeling that Johnson really wants to be the Main Character today
It’s Rishi Sunak’s solution to the NI Brexit issue. Labour have said they’re going to vote for it, so it should go through. Interesting thing will be the size of the Tory rebellion and what Sunak does about it.
Yep, and there have been a couple of things lately where he’s compromised within the party rather than rely on Labour votes. Nothing of this gravity, but still, clearly doesn’t want to be seen as weak.
I mean “get Brexit done” is about cutting off your nose to spite your face and this ‘Windsor framework’ thing sounds like it comes from a place of understanding Brexit is a shitshow so it’s not entirely surprising.