- Feb 6, 2018
There are some sycophants within the ERG, but most have been career backbenchers for a reason (incompetence + holding some very fringe views). And while they may stick by him through weaker periods should he be supporting no deal, if that position changes at any point - as Parliamentary arithmetic dictates that it probably must - then they'll happily stab him in the front.Highly unlikely Temp, If he is anything to go by, Any sign of weakness and his "Loyal" Cabinet will soon stab him in the back, It's what the Tories are good at
I think Javid is likely to get a role, probably replacing Hammond. There's talk in the papers of Priti Patel becoming Home Secretary, a job given her history she should be nowhere near. Gove as Northern Ireland secretary, the job traditionally given to a rival to appease them / stop them plotting from the backbenches. I'd imagine Hunt fancies his chances at remaining as Foreign Secretary, but he's been quite critical of Boris during this campaign (though he's reined it in over the last week).