The anti-Sunak plan is revealed: Boris Johnson can return as prime minister in a coalition with the "father" of Brexit

2023-12-10 17:32:08Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson

Over plates of ravioli and beef liver, paired with red wine from southern Italy, Rishi Sunak's political enemies have been plotting their next move against the government.

At Giovanni's restaurant of the Sicilian aristocrat Count Pino Ragona in London's Covent Garden, according to the Daily Mail, Conservatives opposed to Sunak hatched a plan to topple the prime minister before the parliamentary elections.

The conspirators are a group of MPs and political strategists who have unleashed a flood of media headlines damaging Sunak, rocking Downing Street following the sacking of Suella Braverman as Home Secretary.

Her brutal personal separation letter was followed by the resignation of Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick and now there is a front within the party clearly working against Sunak.

Among these reports, another sensational news is that of a plan to return Boris Johnson as prime minister, even considering a leadership twinning with the "father" of Brexit, Nigel Farage.

The Mail on Sunday has spoken to many Conservative MPs, who believe that the return of the former prime minister is the only way to save the party from losing the election and cooperation with Farage is seen as a "dream ticket" to victory.

According to the Mail article, the MPs intend to rebel with their votes in the House of Commons and make increasingly open interventions, while the action may be followed by the resignation of other ministers from Sunak's cabinet.

One of the conspirators has admitted that the ultimate aim is to "shake up" the Sunak government and install a leader who can close the gap with Keir Starmer's Labor party, which is triumphant in the polls.

MPs are panicking about polling figures showing a drop in Conservative supporters, but also the fact that more voters are backing the Reform Party, the successor to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, after the leader's performance on the TV show " I'm A Celebrity”.

Tory rebels argue that Johnson is the only Tory with the pulling power to neutralize Farage's influence, particularly in the "Red Wall" seats of the Midlands and North, where he defeated Labor in the 2019 general election.

As rumors of a coalition between them have gained ground, a spokesman for Johnson spoke to the media last night denying his political ambitions, while in the Reform Party camp, a source close to Farage insisted that any pact between the two heavyweights would " it quickly ended in tears".

However, it is learned that conservative MPs have privately asked the duo to talk. Neither Johnson nor Farage are currently in Parliament, but Boris' supporters believe that if an MP leaves a safe seat before the election to make way for the former prime minister, the Tory high command would be unable to block him. that.

A leadership contest would then begin if at least 53 letters of no confidence in Sunak were sent to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee.

Another suggestion is that a Johnson ally, such as former home secretary Priti Patel, be installed as acting prime minister.

Johnson will then stand in the parliamentary elections, before returning to Downing Street as prime minister. If the coalition with Reform were to materialize, Farage would become honorary president of the party, and its leader Richard Tice would take key ministerial posts.

All this news comes at a time when Sunak will have to face a vote of confidence on Tuesday related to his plan to send migrants arriving from La Manshi to Rwanda.