But as a backbencher he remains a dangerous opponent and a threat to Theresa May - even more so than when he was in the cabinet. And he is once again favourite among Tory activists to replace her as party leader and prime minister. … [Read more...] about Was burka blunder a gaffe too far for accident-prone Boris Johnson?
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Former city hall adviser Munira Mirza said her old boss’s comments on the burka had been “entirely consistent” and highlighted Mr Clarke’s past comments. “The reality is there is a political fight here,” she said. “People who frankly couldn’t care less about the issues that Muslim women face are piling into Boris because Boris said it.” … [Read more...] about Burka storm: pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to apologise
“And that for somebody who is equipped to be a unifying figure, who’s equipped to create a feel-good factor, who’s equipped to take us all on whatever journey because he makes it fun, he makes it exciting and he is a true visionary. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson urges MPs to focus on ‘chucking Chequers’ rather than PM
Writing in The Times, Mr Hancock said: “Having considered all the options, I’m backing Boris Johnson as the best candidate to unite the Conservative Party, so we can deliver Brexit and then unite the country behind an open, ambitious, forward-looking agenda, delivered with the energy that gets stuff done.” … [Read more...] about Bandwagon rolls as on more Tories swing behind Boris Johnson
“There are lots of parts of the UK that just feel left behind, they feel they don’t share in the success of this incredible country. And yes, it was about democracy; yes, it was a bit about immigration, no question. But it was also about a sense that parts of Britain don’t get the attention, don’t get the investment, don’t get the opportunity that they could.” … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: There’s a serious job to be done