This morning I woke up to find this stuff all over my Twitter feed:
No matter what the Labour Party say, the return of Boris is their worst nightmare.
He would more than halve those poll loses over night .
You don’t need to like him or support him to know this.
Boris is the only candidate that stops total annihilation of The Conservative Party.
— Adam Brooks 🇬🇧 (@EssexPR) October 20, 2022
A Conservative MP in a relatively marginal seat told me his Conservative association members have already started sending very strongly worded emails demanding he back Johnson or they’ll no longer support him. I imagine this will be a huge driver over the weekend.
— Joe Armitage (@joe_armitage) October 20, 2022
I am calling on all MPs to not stand against #boris as leader. Another leadership campaign is not what the country needs right now. Time for the Conservative Party to put the country first and #bringbackboris he is the only candidate that has the mandate of the British people.
— Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch (@peteratcmc) October 20, 2022
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) October 21, 2022
The idea of Boris Johnson returning as Prime Minister strikes fear in the hearts of the Left. Why? Because they know @BorisJohnson is a proven winner who could turn around the fortunes of the Conservative Party. He is clearly the leader they fear the most at the ballot box.
— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) October 20, 2022
What a lot of rubbish!
Boris Johnson was a corrupt crook who partied when there was work to be done and let the country down shockingly. He appointed deeply questionable people into positions of power and it was one of those appointments that finally brought him down. He belongs nowhere near the corridors of power.
Furthermore, he is the subject of an investigation that could lead to his expulsion from Parliament. This Writer mentioned yesterday that it would hardly be a good look for the Tory Party if its latest choice of prime minister is booted out for previous misdemeanours.
And the backlash has been strong:
The fact we're even talking about Johnson coming back is a sign of our complete disintegration as a serious country insert this Tory party. Total moral corrosion.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) October 21, 2022
Look at some of the replies to the tweets above:
So you want the criminal back again? How do you think the country would react to that after the last few years?
— Mark Clemence, a Grumpy Rugeley Man (@RugeleyMan) October 20, 2022
Hahahaha. Yes Boris, so popular he was openly, publicly booed at the Queen's Jubilee service in June; who can't be guaranteed support from his own backbench MPs. You're not very good at this political punditry are you? Leave it to the pros lad.
— Unibab (@Unibab5) October 20, 2022
May local council elections. Councillors calling themselves 'local' tories to distance themselves from Johnson still a Tory wipe out – losing over 1000 seats?
Also the loss of safe seats of Chesham/Amersham and North Shropshire pic.twitter.com/FLEOTScOF2
— PAULINE💙 (@paulie308) October 20, 2022
Every Tory is losing the next election whatever they do, every last one there is no amount of lies or propaganda that will save them, the public are angry and Johnson was booted out for many reasons. Tories started this fascist pursuit, now in multiple lose lose situations
— Never Trust A Tory. Ever! (@SquireAlright) October 20, 2022
Sign of desperation. Johnson is under investigation and was expelled a couple of months ago. It’s obvious he can’t be allowed to compete. There’s no serious candidate left for the leadership in Tory party and everyone knows it. General election now!
— yolandaz 🇬🇧🇫🇮🇪🇺 (@yolandaz) October 20, 2022
… and look how well the membership drove their last choice into the ditch. Maybe they need a quiet reminder of where they were all those eras ago way back in July ,,, pic.twitter.com/Evca2DbKAB
— John Firth (@lifegetsteejus) October 20, 2022
Shame on you, after everything that lying, corrupt charlatan has put the British people through.
— 💙KT *pro-PR* PARKER 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇪🇸🇺🇦🌻 (@lunaperla) October 20, 2022
I'll just leave this here. https://t.co/Yk1P6uJVix
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) October 21, 2022
How many holidays has Boris Johnson had? Why is he on one now in the Caribbean when Parliament is in session?
In a cost of living crisis, his constituents need an MP serving their interests, not one who only serves his own.
Trust Rees-Mogg will be leaving a note on his desk. pic.twitter.com/YYZO1JcTES
— Eddie Burfi (@EddieBurfi) October 21, 2022
Despite being a serial liar? No credibility. No integrity. Dubious judgement. Dodgy past and dodgy Russian money. A questionable security risk. His own party ousted him. 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽🤦🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/rovlFXwtYC
— World Watchers (@world360view) October 20, 2022
He’s a proven liar & law-breaker. What will happen when he’s found guilty of misleading Parliament & has to resign. The country does not need Boris Johnson. It needs a PM who cares about the country rather than a narcissist who is only in it for himself.
— Old Georgian (@OldGeorgian58) October 20, 2022
That’s about the size of it – right?
Johnson is reportedly returning to the UK from the Caribbean holiday mentioned above:
The video commentators are all over this, their words running from ridicule…
… to reasoned analysis…
… to the deranged:
Meanwhile, there’s a moderate groundswell for This Site’s predicted winner, Rishi Sunak:
Tonight's events prove this government is finished. If Conservative MPs have any sense of a) the national interest and b) their own self interest they need to bring it to a swift end. It is clear who should take over – the person who predicted how this would turn out @RishiSunak
— Gavin Barwell (@GavinBarwell) October 19, 2022
I back @RishiSunak to be our next PM. He has the plan & credibility to:
🔹restore financial stability, help get inflation down & deliver sustainable tax cuts over time; and
🔹unite the Conservatives by bringing the best talent into govt to deliver for the British people.
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) October 20, 2022
I very much hope @RishiSunak Sunak will stand and become our new PM. He has the right leadership attributes, the ability to get things done, an unrivalled knowledge of the economy and a proven track record as Chancellor, the second toughest job in British politics.
— Kevin Hollinrake MP (@kevinhollinrake) October 20, 2022
… and a moderate groundswell against him:
Sunak’s resignation toppled Boris needlessly.
He is responsible in no small part for the current chaos.
Even worse, some of his supporters acted as bad losers and sought to undermine Truss.
The party will not unite around him and he should not be Prime Minister.
— Bruges Group 🇬🇧 (@BrugesGroup) October 20, 2022
Some people are even getting behind “nasty” Penny Mordaunt, who turned many against her by denying that Liz Truss was “hiding under a table”:
Who acquitted themselves best in this madness?
Rishi Sunak in hiding.
Truss looked frozen.
Penny Mordaunt stepped up to the dispatch box and performed brilliantly.
As she did at the installation of the King.
If it looks like a PM and talks like a PM…
— Allison Pearson (@AllisonPearson) October 20, 2022
None of them do!
Commentators are calling the new Tory leadership campaign a return to the “Boris Johnson psychodrama” – and that is a problem in itself.
If he campaigns to be leader again, the UK will be sucked back into the vortex of his lies, corruption and incompetence. We’ll have another two years of misery while he raves it up at the public expense.
That in itself should be reason for him to be rejected.
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