THE political pygmies who brought down Boris Johnson are celebrating not just his demise but the hope it will spark a further civil war within the Conservative party.
The Tories must not let it happen.
Rishi Sunak must pull the Tories together and not allow a civil war within the party[/caption]
And his supporters may justifiably feel aggrieved on his behalf.
But to seek revenge in a pyrotechnical fit of rage will only leave all sides of their party burned.
Nor should Rishi Sunak loyalists be tempted to snipe back.
An eye for an eye will leave the whole party blinded to the real danger, and that is an easy ride for Labour at the next election.
They just thought more of the same would be worse.
What a depressing situation…but one which should also tell the Tories that all is far from lost.
The Tories need to appreciate that voters, outside of the back-stabbing bubble of Westminster, have far more pressing worries than political infighting — the cost of living crisis, the NHS and social care, and immigration.
Rishi Sunak must pull his troops together and put into effect policies that will make voters’ lives better.
And Boris and his allies must call a truce.
UNION agitators leading the latest 72-hour junior doctors’ strike openly admit the pain they will cause patients.
Yet they insist they will carry out repeated walk-outs for a year unless the Government makes a “credible offer”.
There is nothing remotely credible about the highly-politicised 35 per cent pay demand of the Marxists leading the British Medical Association.
To bow to such blackmail would bring a spiral of pay claims, further fuel inflation and leave everyone poorer, including private sector workers who have received nothing like the rises public sector staff are striking for.
Junior doctors work hard and deserve a fair deal but it’s time their leaders put patients’ welfare ahead of their warped political ideology.
No asylum case
MPs report that Albanian nationals are at little risk in their native country.
Better still, tell it to those who misguidedly believe every migrant being trafficked into this country by organised criminals is fleeing war or persecution.