Boris Johnson and the most surreal 48 hours in recent British political history

Boris Johnson and the most surreal 48 hours in recent British political history

For a man who since childhood dreamed of being “the king of the world” and that everything in his life was about getting the keys to Downing Street, it was hard to accept defeat. Although Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. Boris Johnson he began to understand that the situation was already unsustainable. At that time, the resignations of his government already exceeded 40.

Only two of his closest allies –Guto Harricommunications director and David Canzini, his chief adviser – urged him to stay. The others, believing that the game was over, among them, the influential Michel Gouve. When it was leaked to the press that even Gove considered the Prime Minister should resign, he fired him from the cabinet calling him “poisonous snake”.

It was a critical moment in The most surreal 48 hours in recent memory of British politics. As everything around him crumbled, Johnson continued to believe he had a clear mandate to stay after winning the 2019 general election. He had lost his way. It was as if he was living in an alternate reality. In short, he ended his political adventure this week in the same way he had begun and developed it to its peak over the past three years: in genuine chaos.

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