Let the coup begin
I briefly caught a bit of the BBC's PM programme last night, just as Evan Davis was interviewing a pundit about next week's political possibilities. I fear Evan may have blown the gaffe on a scenario which the rest of the media doesn't seem to have paid much attention to. It goes like this: Johnson is elected Tory leader on Monday; on Tuesday Labour moves a motion of no-confidence in the government, which succeeds with the support of a sufficient number of Tory dissidents. Johnson - or Parliament - then has 14 days to suggest another name to the Queen who they think can command a majority in the House. Such a person, by definition has to be a centrist. Hence, as Evan rather feverishly kept suggesting yesterday, Yvette Cooper is packed orf to the Palace to kiss the Royal Mitts, to then go and form a government of National Unity. To aid this process, the Labour peers are planning their own contribution by suggesting they will hold their own motion of no-confidence on Tuesday - in Jeremy Corbyn. And, just as helpfully, the E.U. Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen has said she would support a further extension of Article 50. All coming together nicely isn't it? So we'll find out in the next few days just precisely how we're set to 'take back control.' And by Friday, as an added bonus, with the new government of National Unity in place, we'll find that Labour's crisis with anti-Semitism has evaporated just as rapidly as it was concocted in the first place.
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