RickH wrote:I wonder if Boris can get his place in history by beating George Canning to be the shortest serving prime minister?... the Prime Minister with the total shortest period in office was George Canning, whose sole term lasted 119 days from 12 April 1827 until his death on 8 August 1827.
Although I expect even he would struggle to beat Lord Bath.The shortest ever period was only three days, a record held by Lord Bath, from 10 February to 12 February 1746, who was asked to form a government but was unable to find more than one person who would agree to serve in his cabinet.
(Both quotes from here.)
I'd prefer him to have a Spencer Percival premiership.