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Boris' mouth goes walkabout....AGAIN

Seems that Boris made some pretty scathing remarks about the way that May is conducting brexit and the extent to which "The Treasury" (aka Phillip Hammond : Chancellor of the Exchequer) is preventing the full flowering of the "damn the torpedoes" brexit Boris advocates.

Guardian - PM resists calls to sack Boris Johnson over Brexit remarks

This was all said at a suposedly private meeting where all understood that, in order to allow speakers to be candid, remarks would not be recorded. Which leads me to wonder whether the person who organised the recording and leaked it was none other than Boris himself. After all, despite the view that members of the Cabinet should all speak with one voice, boris has always trode his own path.

That this path has always been one that mostly blows his own trumpet whilst trashing his perceived political adversaries, especially those in his own party, is something we've come to expect. Boris has made no secret that he wants to be Prime minister and the recent turbulence within the party over May's leadership has caused him to seek to remind the party that he exists.

I suspect right now that he wants to be sacked. It's his only chance to get away from the current mess that is Brexit and, by doing so, hopes to avoid the blame. He imagines that he can then try to boost his return as being the lost voice in the wilderness and that everybody "failed to listen to his advice".

Or, at least, that's how he sees it. But, just as Jacob Rees-Mogg had his turn in the sun as potential leader and immediately fell like Icarus under the scrutiny, I suspect that the conservative membership long ago tired of Boris' grandstanding and realise his wings are far too waxy for leadership.

If May falls it will probably be Gove. As I said above, he's the only leaver whose star has risen in the last year. Frankly, amidst the clowns, he's the last man standing.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 at 02:45:56 PM EST

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