Whatever the BBC does Boris seems to survive…so far.
A long BBC campaign to get rid of Boris continues apace…..Boris being the popular face of a real Brexit and of course a possible leader of the Tory Party…so two good reasons for the BBC to try and make him too toxic to touch.
R4 last night asserted that May must get rid of her biggest irritant, Boris. He must go as he has been undermining her authority by laying out his vision of what Brexit should be….which is pretty much what May told us she was going to deliver…Brexit means Brexit. Any Questions on Saturday was demanding to know if Boris is ‘fit for purpose’ and, that other BBC narrative, how long can May last and who can replace her, is she ‘terminally damaged’?….a constant theme from the BBC clearly trying to create the feeling that May is weak and has not long to go….the BBC thinking as I heard last night is she can’t possibly stay on after Christmas. This is the BBC trying to make the news not reporting it, the BBC trying to sow doubt and concern and the thought, amongst the more stupid and weak minded Tory MPs, that they need to unseat her and that there is broadspread background chatter to do so when that just isn’t so…it’s all BBC black propaganda.
Here’s the latest BBC offering…
After some waffle we get to the real point…
Asked what she would do about Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – who has been seen by some as disloyal after writing two articles setting out his own vision for Brexit – she said she would not “hide from a challenge”, and would “make sure I always have the best people in my cabinet, to make the most of the wealth of talent available in the party”.
But she added: “I have a terrific cabinet.”
And that is basically it….no word about any other cabinet minister who might be sacked for ‘disloyalty’……which is odd as both the Telegraph and the Mail have the same story…that MPs are demanding Phillip Hammond’s head…..
Boris Johnson will ‘just say no’ if Theresa May tries to sack him amid calls for ‘miserable’ Philip Hammond to face axe
And on Guido [Via Peston on ITV]…
May wanted to fire Hammond after the election but he was saved by her weakness following the result. There’s a case that Hammond is far more at odds with government policy than Boris or any other Cabinet Brexiter.
Even in the Guardian:
How long can the BBC keep protecting pro-EU Remainer ‘disloyal’ Hammond whilst solely targeting Boris?