Piers Morgan: 'For the Tories to be speculating about replacing Sunak and installing their fourth leader in 18 months is complete insanity.'

Friday 8 December 2023

By TalkTV's Piers Morgan

Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister with a crystal clear brief to bring down the curtain on Britain’s political circus.

Boris Johnson had brought disorder and deceit to Downing Street.

Liz Truss brought ridicule and ruin to the whole country.

And all the while, the Conservative Party had indulged itself in an orgy of mudslinging.

A relentless, shambolic slugfest between the hardliners, the Remainers, the Reformers, the “Blue Wall”, the European Research Group, the Net-Zero Group, the Common Sense Group, the Boris backers, the Trussenomics tossers…

They all forgot something fundamental - nobody cares!

Rishi Sunak seemed to get that. He was the grown up, back in charge.

And for most of his first year in Number 10 - whether you think he’s doing a good job or not - there was at least a truce in the Tory civil war.

Well, the ceasefire is well and truly over.

Last night the immigration minister Robert Jenrick dramatically quit; claiming version 8 point zero of the Rwanda policy is doomed to fail.

And today the PM found himself giving an emergency press conference to defend that policy - and his future.

Suddenly this has become a serious problem for Sunak.

Robert Jenrick leaves his home in central London following his resignation the previous evening.

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman visits Kigali, Rwanda on March.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hosts a press conference after Britain and Rwanda sign a new treaty to transfer illegal migrants to the African country.

If it doesn’t work, his job is on the line.

Rumours are already swirling about a wave of resignations and a possible no confidence vote.

And the movement against him is clearly led by Suella Braverman, who he fired as Home Secretary for undermining him.

She was out early this morning to do what she does best - pour fuel on the flames. She may well be right about this plan not working.

Where she’s wrong is thinking she has a cat in hell’s chance of being a suitable Prime Minister.

And for the Tories to be speculating about knifing Sunak and installing their fourth leader in 18 months is complete insanity.

This country faces severe challenges. A cost-of-living crisis, a housing crisis, an immigration crisis, an NHS crisis, a public transport crisis. The list is endless.

People need their leaders to get on with fixing the country - not bickering over which faction of the Conservative Party they’re in.

If they can’t do that, they deserve the oblivion currently awaiting them at the next election.