Writing in The National Interest, Curt Mills explains the route Boris Johnson may take to becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Despite his reckless reputation, Mills says Johnson would be better than the alternatives. He writes (abridged):
Boris Johnson, along with his frenemy Michael Gove, the environment secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, Britain’s outlandish aristocrat du juor, have cobbled together a plan to end Theresa May’s largely tortuous year-and-a-half run in office.
Johnson has been widely scolded for his recklessness over his career, but he could be seen as saving Britain from even more radical option: Rees-Mogg not as a chancellor, but as prime minister himself. But a Moggian ascension is exactly what some conservatives want. Even some liberals and leftists credit him with considerable performative skills and apparent candour. “After decades in the making, Rees-Mogg’s time may be coming,” said The Guardian Thursday, which earlier in the week argued that “Jacob Rees-Mogg has become the perfect politician for our confused times.
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