He also went on to say he thinks Johnson’s chances could be damaged by the privileges committee inquiry into whether he misled parliament over Partygate.
“I’m afraid the trouble is because of the [Commons Privileges Committee] vote, Boris would be a guaranteed disaster.
Baker called for a "professional government"Sky/Getty
“There’s going to be a vote before the House of Commons on this issue of privileges, whether he will deliberately mislead the house.”
Baker added: “In that vote it’s guaranteed there’ll be a large number of Conservatives who will refuse, as they see it, to lay down their integrity to save him, and at that moment his premiership will collapse.”
“It’s a guaranteed nailed-on failure and we cannot allow it to happen.”
The MP went on to discuss what he’d like to see Johnson do, saying: “I think it would be for the best if Boris did something big and statesmanlike.
“I think he’d make an amazing chairman of the party. But what we can’t do is have him as prime minister in circumstances where he’s bound to implode, taking down the whole government within and we just can’t do that again.”
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