Duff Sunday Times investigation has everyone thinking we need a new leader. Who should it be? [POLL]

Gove: apparently he’s Rupert Murdoch’s choice of replacement for a disgraced Boris Johnson. This is hardly surprising as he’s a former Murdoch employee and would almost certainly be in the newspaper magnate’s pocket.

It’s a stupid premise for a leadership challenge but people seem to be getting behind it (because they’re easily-led) so let’s do the same.

The claim is that Boris Johnson should not be the prime minister of the UK because he missed a few meetings that happened to take place in Cabinet Office Briefing Room ‘A’.

He wasn’t required to attend them. It would have been advisable for him to accept the advice that came from them, but it seems that he may have been given bad advice by those who did attend. And it is likely that he ignored any advice that didn’t fit his narrow-minded plans.

In fairness, also, he seems to have spent less time actually being the prime minister than he did campaigning to be Tory leader. First he was on summer recess, then he called an unlawful prorogation that was reversed by the courts, then Parliament was dissolved for an election, then it was Christmas, then he ran away from dealing with the floods, and then he had the coronavirus (we’re told). It’s an appalling record and he should be booted out of Downing Street for that alone.

The problem here is that a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch appears to be angling for a Murdoch man to be prime minister instead of Johnson: Michael Gove.

But why can’t we widen up the debate a bit?

The Tories have done a downright cruddy job of governing since the general election. They left thousands upon thousands to fend for themselves in the floods and they condemned millions to catch the coronavirus. They have failed in their duty of care for the UK’s people.

So perhaps we should have another election? Bring in a Labour leader, perhaps? Keir Starmer, anybody?

Alternatively, considering the way Starmer is turning out, perhaps we should turn the clock back and ask Jeremy Corbyn to come in (although he’d have to be supported by people who aren’t trying to backstab him at every opportunity).

Which would you prefer?

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  1. SteveH April 19, 2020 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    As long as we don’t have to accept the 4Ms back as part of the package.

  2. Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) April 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak is a credible replacement for PM Boris Johnson.

    • Mike Sivier April 19, 2020 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      That looks like a good topic for another poll! I don’t think he’d get much support here…

  3. Country Girl April 20, 2020 at 4:10 am - Reply

    I vote we bring back Jeremy Corbyn.

    In addition, if Corbyn had won the election in Dec., the ‘owners’ of the world wouldn’t have been able to bring about the Covid-19 farce lockdown, as Corbyn wouldn’t have been willing to play their game. It is only came about because all the world’s so called leaders agreed. Boris played his agreed part in the drama and left the stage abandoning the people.

    • SteveH April 20, 2020 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Apparently not

      Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The Prime Minister is right to call for people to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives. This is the right response to the coronavirus pandemic, and one we have been calling for.

      “There now needs to be clear guidance to employers and workers about which workplaces should close – and the Government must close the loopholes to give security to all workers, including the self-employed, as well as renters and mortgage holders.

      “We welcome these moves and will be working to ensure everybody has the protection and security they need.”

      • Mike Sivier April 21, 2020 at 2:30 pm - Reply

        You’re right on this – and so was Corbyn.

        It was Johnson who didn’t want to impose the lockdown.

        He wanted us all to catch Covid-19. If we died, we died. He didn’t care as long as the economy kept making profits for his buddies.

        He had his mind changed for him by advisors who pointed out that public opinion was turning against him.

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