DOWNING STREET — The Prime Minister has been warned that a second spike is likely to end up being paraded through the streets with his head on it, such is the public dismay at his poor handling of Coronavirus, Brexit and Jennifer Arcuri.
History is littered with examples of failed dictators having their heads displayed on a spike and Mr Johnson has privately told friends that he ‘dodged a bullet’ after contracting Covid-19 during the initial spike and gaining a modicum of public support. It’s believed to be the first time an Etonian has been required to dodge a bullet since the 1850s when a duel took place following a dispute over a game of shoot the peasant.
There are now genuine concerns within Downing Street that Boris’ head will end up on a spike and senior Tories are keen to prevent that outcome by pushing Robert Jenrick into the public eye and hoping that he takes the brunt of it.
Other options currently under consideration are infiltrating the revolution with Dominic Raab on an effort to undermine it or sacrificing one of Michael Gove’s two faces to the cause.