Someone at No. 10 must have had the shock of their lives over the weekend. The new chancellor Sajid Javid had written in the Observer calling for a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson before offering his ‘full support’ to a government of national unity to extend Article 50. Perhaps the former Remain campaigner turned Leave backer had been reconverted to his former cause by the infamous doom-mongers at the Treasury?
In fact, the offending article – ‘It’s no time to play parliamentary poker. Let the people decide on Brexit’ – had been written by Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, rather than Sajid Javid.