Boris Johnson bows out – Gove shafting proved fatal

In a press conference thought to be – and feeling like – about launching his candidacy for the conservative leadership – Boris Johnson concluded by saying that for those patiently waiting for his punchline, after consultations on the next leader of the Conservative party, he had concluded that ‘that person cannot be me’.

Michael Gove’s belated shafting of Johnson has clearly been fatal.

Whichever side of the EU Referendum anyone was on, it can safely be said that they will feel that Boris Johnson deserved to be Prime Minister and has been robbed of it.

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  • Too many skeletons in the cupboard? – rejoice!

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    Robert Wakeham June 30, 2016 12:19 pm Reply
  • Maybe I spoke too soon – Gove is now reported as portraying himself as the reluctant saviour of the nation.
    Aye, right, so were countless despots – and he’s not the only unsavoury potential Tory leader, Boris is now rooting for Andrea Leadsom. You couldn’t make it up.

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    Robert Wakeham June 30, 2016 1:23 pm Reply
  • If this is what ‘getting back control’ looks like, I’m not sure I want it.

    This whole farce looks like this children have crashed the car, and there are no grown ups around to clear up the mess.

    Utter, Utter Shambles.

    If there is a moral in this story, it’s don’t ask the people a binding yes / no question on a once only event, charged with emotion, about things they don’t properly understand.

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    Jerry McIver June 30, 2016 1:40 pm Reply
    • The same ‘children’ are now piously repeating the mantra that the people have spoken, that democracy is sacrosanct, that therefore their will must be done.
      Nothing about comprehensively pulling the wool over the voters’ eyes, about gross abuse of democracy, about whipping up prejudice for the benefit of their grubby political ambitions.

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      Robert Wakeham June 30, 2016 5:40 pm Reply

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