The biggest threat to Boris’s leadership bid could be Boris himself//JAMES FOSYTHThe biggest threat to Boris’s leadership bid could be Boris himself//JAMES FOSYTH
The worse things are for the Tories, the better for Boris Johnson. If the Tories were ahead in the polls, he’d have little hope of becoming leader. MPs would choose someone more clubbable, less divisive, and more interested in them personally: who didn’t annoy so many of them so much. But Tory MPs are now contemplating an existential crisis. Tory voters are defecting en masse to Nigel Farage’s Brexit party. The Conservative party’s survival may well turn on winning these voters back, and the former foreign secretary — the tribune of Leave, the buccaneering Brexiteer, the darling of the grassroots — is the most obvious person to do that. Suddenly, Boris is back and in contention for the leadership again. The question now is: can he do what it takes to win? Continue reading Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope, The biggest threat to HIS leadership bid IS Boris himself
Brawl erupts on Wizz Air plane after drunk British tourist refuses to sit down, making plane abort landing
Several British tourists have been arrested after a Wizz Air plane from Luton was forced to abort its landing at Budapest.
The Airbus A320, with around 170 passengers and crew on board, was almost at the end of its two-hour journey.
Flight 2208 was on its final approach to Ferihegy airport on the outskirts of the Hungarian capital when an unruly passenger left his seat in the middle of the cabin and went to the back of the aircraft, apparently to use the toilet. Continue reading Wizz Air Plane forced to abort landing at Budapest after brawl erupts
Launching Labour’s European elections campaign, Mr Corbyn says the Brexit Party is peddling “poison” and needs to be challenged /Alan McGuinness, political reporter Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn: Labour must take on Nigel Farage’s ‘snake oil’
David Davis bows out of Tory leadership contest as he says he will back Dominic Raab to replace Theresa May
DAVID DAVIS||The local elections expose the problems the Conservative Party faces but there are no easy answers or simple solutions.
We face two stark challenges. Firstly, the Conservatives must deliver on Brexit as a matter of democratic necessity. We must respect our manifesto promises, alongside the votes of 17.4million people who voted Leave. Continue reading DAVID DAVIS: I don’t want to be the Prime Minister… now I’ll vote for Dominic Raab