The leader of the UK’s Leave campaign and the favourite to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has quit the race for the top job. He’s been royally stabbed in the back by his lieutenant Michael Gove, who has thrown his own hat into the ring, describing BoJo as unfit to lead the country.
Earlier in the week, Gove’s wife, opinion writer Sarah Vine had accidentally sent a private email to the wrong recipient. In it, she urged her husband to secure a job guarantee from Johnson before committing to manage his campaign. Clearly, no such offer was made, or if it was, it was derisory.
With Gove amongst the runners, and forced to find another campaign manager, Johnson has calculated that he will get the numbers to beat Home Secretary Theresa May, the self described ‘unity’ candidate, who opposed leaving Europe.
Meanwhile, there’s more chaos for Labour, with Jeremy Corbyn embroiled in a supposed ‘anti-semitic’ row.
Close down the bookies and the pollsters. There’s just no picking how this will all end.