Wednesday 24 February 2016
How It Always Ends
Twice as many people think that Boris Johnson's stance on the EU is careerist, than think that he is acting in the interests of the country.
But either he or George Osborne will be Prime Minister in this Parliament.
Osborne would remain Chancellor under Johnson. Johnson would become (or perhaps, by then, remain) Foreign Secretary under Osborne.
Yes, you did read that second part correctly.
This is how Conservative Governments always end.
In 1945, 1964, 1974 and 1997, the public jeered out the spiteful, sneering Flashmen and the PG Wodhouse buffoons.
Even including David Cameron, there could not be a more spiteful, sneering Flashman than George Osborne.
And there could not possibly be a bigger buffoon than Boris Johnson, whom Wodhouse himself would have struggled to have invented.
Roll on 2020.