pwa wrote:Press barons? Are we in the 1960s?
Yes, press barons. If you think they don't matter - Rothermere, the Barclays, Murdoch - look at Johnson's path to power.
I believe there must be significant slice of sometimes Tory support out there for whom Boris is an absolute no-no. He will probably get the tiller for a while, but not for long. As soon as the ballots open he is out.
The same was said of the Republican Party and Republican voters. Indeed, I thought the same myself. Surely they won't put up with it. They are conservative, above all; they have standards. But no - it turns out that tribalism rules, and that there are no depths to Trump's behaviour that they will not cheer on. The minority of Republican critics is very small indeed.
The same is already happening here, with self-proclaimed, long time Conservatives abandoning every single one of their supposed principles. And why? Who knows! Brexit? But Corbyn? But Sharia Law?