Rory Stewart Knocked Out of Tory Leadership With Fewer Votes Than Yesterday
The MP process of narrowing down to the final two candidates will be over tomorrow. Boris Johnson will be one, the other is unknown, but it’s between Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt.
The Guardian Live blog discussed Dark Arts.
Rory Stewart’s bandwagon has been exposed as a lot less sturdy than it looked yesterday. Maybe his performance in the debate did not help (he admitted himself he was lacklustre), maybe the copy-and-paste text messages sent to MPs did not help, but there is also speculation that his total yesterday was inflated by some dark arts Johnson operation intended to push Dominic Raab out of the race.
That’s an interesting idea as Johnson is in a position to decide whom he wants to run against. But again, it will not matter.
Boris Johnson will be the UK’s next Prime Minister