Are the Conservatives about to foist a disastrous second Boris Johnson premiership on the UK?
The spectre of a second period in office for the disgraced former premier is now very real.
During these chaotic times there is only one thing we can rely on, and that is that the Conservative party can always be trusted to pick the exact worst possible option at the exact worst possible time.
The news that Boris Johnson is planning to run for Conservative party leader again means that there is now a very real prospect of the disgraced former Prime Minister returning to Number 10.
It is difficult to overstate quite how ludicrous this is. Johnson only resigned just three months ago, after dozens of his own ministers quit his government.
Their decision was based not on any great ideological, or political, divide, but on the fact that after working alongside him for three years, they came to the unavoidable conclusion that he is simply unfit for office.
And yet now, just three months later, we are being asked to believe that many of these same people now want him back in the job.
So is the UK really now heading for the catastrophe of a second Johnson premiership, or will the party decide that this is one disastrous option that is simply too awful for them to pick?
Here’s where I think this is going.
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