If, of course, he hasn’t already:
Boris Johnson was trying to prevent an exodus of Downing Street staff on Wednesday night after a key aide resigned following a public power struggle with the Prime Minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds.
Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s most senior adviser, was understood to be considering his position following the departure of his former Vote Leave ally Lee Cain as Mr Johnson’s director of communications.
Mr Cain’s resignation prompted frantic late night scenes in No 10 as staff were tasked with ringing colleagues to gauge how many of them might quit if Mr Cummings followed Mr Cain out of the door.
It came after reports that Mr Cummings had confronted the Prime Minister in Downing Street after Mr Cain announced he would be leaving at the end of the year.
There were even fears that members of the Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiation team, including policy adviser Oliver Lewis, could quit in protest.
Mr Cain quit as Mr Johnson’s director of communications after Ms Symonds effectively vetoed his promotion to Downing Street chief of staff.
Assume the story’s true just for a moment. I’ve no idea of course.
So, who elected Carrie? Why does she have political power just because she spreads her legs for one, not another? Quite, she shouldn’t, should she?
This is entirely independent of whatever it is that she is urging, whatever we think of it being a good or bad thing to urge.
Nowt wrong with strong, powerful, women but in this modern age we really should be demanding that they gain that power the same way as the rest of us, not via their gonads.