\u201cEXCLUSIVE:\n\nI'm told that Boris Johnson is expected to stand in the Tory leadership contest\n\nHe's taking soundings but is said to believe it is a matter of national interest\n\nhttps://t.co/SuApE3RmIr\u201d
In doing so, he triggered the very leadership contest that led to Truss becoming the PM, and now she has resigned there will be another yet to be defined but not-so democratic mechanism to get someone else in he job.
It would be quite amusing, we guess, if things came full circle and Johnson returned as PM, but thankfully that may not happen if Tory MPs have anything to do about it.
The Guardian's Jessica Elgot responded to reports of Johnson's potential comeback and revealed that an unnamed Tory MP texted her to say: "If this happens I will immediately defect to the Labour party."
\u201cA Tory MP has just sent me this tweet and says: "If this happens I will immediately defect to the Labour party."\u201d
All of the potential candidates to replace Truss would likely be disastrous, but Johnson's had his shot and he completely blew it.
Time for a general election, we reckon...
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