Liz Truss is a gonner….
And ole Boris is chumping at the bit to get back to 10 Downing Street….
They are trying to outdo their American cousins, eh?
Boris Johnson, the man ousted as UK prime minister by his own government just three months ago, has emerged as an early front-runner to be the next prime minister.
His replacement Liz Truss crashed and burned after 45 days in the job, announcing her resignation after being forced to ditch most of her policy programme after it spooked the financial markets.
A second Johnson premiership would be an extraordinary turnaround even for a politician who has made miraculous comebacks before.
No one has returned as prime minister after resigning as leader since William Gladstone 140 years ago.
Mr Johnson won a landslide election victory in 2019 – but was forced out by his own MPs after three years in office, following a string of scandals. Under the British constitution, the ruling party can change leaders between general elections.
His final months office were dogged by accusations he broke ministerial rules by not telling the truth about Covid lockdown-busting parties in Downing Street….