Boris Johnson thinks he can refuse to be sacked. This should be fun…

Boris Johnson tries to catch his falling star during his speech at the Conservative Party Conference this year [Image: AFP].

The idea of a cabinet minister refusing to be moved isn’t as far removed from reality as some might believe.

Iain Duncan Smith allegedly refused to allow David Cameron to move him from the Department for Work and Pensions in – I believe – September 2012. He insisted on continuing his work to deprive the most vulnerable people in the UK of the benefits for which they had paid throughout their working lives and that they needed in order to survive.

So Mr Johnson could argue that he must continue his own work, bringing the UK into disrepute internationally and lowering the Conservative government in the minds of right-thinking people generally.

But Theresa May is not David Cameron. Many – including This Writer – see her as weak, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be levered into doing the right thing.

If she thinks she’s between the proverbial ‘rock and hard place’, who knows what could happen?

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers his speech on the third day of the Conservative Party annual conference [Imge: AFP].

Boris Johnson will “just say no” if Theresa May tries to sack him, it has been reported.

The Foreign Secretary will apparently just refuse any attempts by the Prime Minister to demote him, who indicated that he could be moved into another Cabinet role in a reshuffle.

Allies of Mr Johnson have warned that doing so would undermine Brexit and destabilise the Government.

Source: Boris Johnson will ‘just say no’ if Theresa May tries to sack him

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4 thoughts on “Boris Johnson thinks he can refuse to be sacked. This should be fun…

  1. NMac

    What a miserable crowd of nasties they are, but it is good to see them at each other’s throats. I suspect May will shrink from touching Johnson now – weak and spineless would be a good description.

  2. Sal

    Theresa May possibly doesn’t have the authority to do much, but she has a redeeming streak of either malice or sheer madness, the one that put Boris in the F Off in the first place. Maybe that will make itself felt again.

  3. joanna

    From what I have read, Johnson can’t refuse to move, because he has never (I don’t think) been leader of the Tory party, whereas IDS has. Apparently being leader even for a short time, it affords certain privileges within the government.

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