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Boris Johnson has been facing increased pressure to resign over allegations of multiple lockdown breaching parties in Downing Street.
In a long-lasting scandal that has now been dubbed Partygate, we’ve heard of garden parties, alleged Christmas parties, suitcases of wine, and even an incident involving Wilf Johnson’s swing...
Voters haven’t loved the stories, safe to say, and Johnson and the Conservative party have tumbled in the polls, with even some of his own MPs calling on the PM to resign.
So if he goes, who could be the next PM? Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are both popular in the party but when the question was put to a group of primary school children by teacher George Pointon, they offered some slightly different political analysis.
Once child reckoned The Hulk had the credentials needed for the job.
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Jack - 'The Hulk'
Strong, powerful leader with a slight temper issue. I would imagine he's not best suited to parl… https://t.co/LpdWN3pWIy — George Pointon (@George Pointon)
Whereas another thought bringing back Henry the 8th could be a good idea.
Lola - 'Henry the 8th'
I had to break the unfortunate news to Lola that henry the 8th is dead. She gasped as if th… https://t.co/74vCj1jZlg — George Pointon (@George Pointon)
Another child alarmingly thought Donald Trump would do well in the UK.
Belle - 'Donald Trump'
Please Belle, anything but this! Could you even imagine the uproar this would cause? Replac… https://t.co/rQhebxv4v9 — George Pointon (@George Pointon)
And one thought Big Ben - which is obviously a clock - would do better than any human prime minister, and fair enough.
Zahra - 'Big Ben'
I squinted. Confused. Does Zarha believe that Big Ben is a person or does she actually want a cl… https://t.co/6b4Y7OjQmr — George Pointon (@George Pointon)
Finally, one child thought that the only person suitable for the job would be “someone kind”.
Ravi - 'Someone Kind'
A very political answer from the Ravster. Not giving specific names just characteristics. I… https://t.co/EUjOu0nUAS — George Pointon (@George Pointon)
Sounds like a good idea to us.