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Boomerang ex-PM Boris Johnson is back from his political wilderness and aiming for a Halloween resurrection.
Supporters claimed former leader “Bozo” had “unfinished business” as he flew from the Caribbean to run for Prime Minister.
And it seems the ex-PM is up to the challenge.
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Trade minister Sir James Duddridge MP said on Friday that Bozo, who left in disgrace after a swathe of ministers resigned from his government, told him "we are going to do this."
He said: “He [Bozo] said, ‘I’m flying back, Dudders, we are going to do this. I’m up for it’.”
It came just seven weeks after he was forced out of Downing Street after a string of scandals.
Bookies Ladbrokes slashed the odds to 6/4 for “Aubergine” Bozo to seize power from “Wet Lettuce” Liz Truss.
Ex-Chancellor Rishi “Dishy” Sunak is fave at 5/6 and has been rumoured to have hit the threshold of 100 MPs already.
Meanwhile Penny Mordaunt's odds are at 11/2.
Bozo’s No10 bid was welcomed by Cabinet cronies Jacob Rees-Mogg, Simon Clarke and Ben Wallace.
Business Secretary Rees Mogg wrote on social media: “I’m backing Boris #borisorbust.”
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Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan also backed BoJo last night saying: “He can continue to deliver for the country and already has a mandate. It’s time to #bringbackboris.”
Meanwhile, critics like MP Jesse Norman warned Johnson could destroy the party. He said: “Choosing Boris now would be – and I say this advisedly – an absolutely catastrophic decision.”
Former Tory leader Lord William Hague warned it would lead to a “death spiral” for the party.
Bozo needs 100 backers by Monday to go on the leadership ballot.
Tory sources suggested Bozo could be “gone by Christmas” over potentially damning new Partygate claims that he misled MPs about his lockdown parties.
Bookies Paddy Power are offering 500/1 that the Daily Star’s lettuce could end up in Downing Street. A poll showed 95% of Brits reckon the veg would do a better job as PM than any Tory MP.
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