Parliament being 'stormed' by his supporters - a load of fat, wheezing, red-faced men in late middle age, armed with, what - cricket bats?I truly hope there is some kind of insane power struggle with a demented Boris refusing to relinquish the role he was clearly born to. I would love him to be dragged out of number 10 by... what; police? secret service? FSB?
For most prime ministers, the certain knowledge that their premiership is coming to an end sparks a frenetic final effort to complete as much of their policy agendas as possible and secure a legacy. Yet Boris Johnson’s decision to spend his last months thanking supporters at Chequers, holding a wedding party and taking a holiday weeks before his time in Downing St expires is an “enigmatic end for an enigmatic premiership”, according to one of the country’s best-known contemporary historians.
In another day of high political drama in the race to succeed Liz Truss as prime minister, supporters of frontrunner Rishi Sunak were attempting to secure support from MPs so overwhelming that Johnson would be forced to drop out.
They believe a final indicative vote among MPs overwhelmingly backing Sunak would send a message to members not to lumber them with another leader they do not support.