‘We’re screwed’: Inside Boris Johnson’s fight to stay in No 10, and keep his challengers at bay

‘We’re screwed’: Inside Boris Johnson’s fight to stay in No 10, and keep his challengers at bay

Even as Boris Johnson fights for his political life, leadership rivals are quietly circling. Rishi Sunak has met more than 100 MPs this week, Liz Truss is seeking to burnish her credentials on the world stage and Priti Patel is pushing through divisive right-wing legislation which is cheered by the Tory grassroots. Mr Johnson’s three most senior ministers have all used their high-profile Cabinet positions to push a particular vision of Britain’s future. None of them yet has a formal leadership campaign, but all are busily building links with backbenchers – even if they insist they are only doing so as part of their day jobs. This week has seen the Prime Minister’s career in more extreme danger than ever before. When proof emerged that Mr Johnson’s private secretary had …
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