"You have just lost the most important vote for a generation. It’s time for you to stand aside"by Jay Elwes / April 21, 2016 / Leave a comment
It is the 24th June 2016—the Conservative Party wakes up to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Months of rancourous political argument, poisonous infighting and downright rudeness have come to an end. Life-long political friendships lie in tatters. It has been one of the worst-tempered campaigns in British political history.
And then things get really bad.
A telephone call is made. David Cameron answers. It is Boris Johnson. “Prime Minister,” says Boris, “you have just lost the most important vote for a generation. It’s time for you to stand aside. What’s more, there are over 100 of your own MPs who want you to go.” The PM’s response is as furious as it is straightforward: “Last year I won a General Election with an overall majority. I’m not going anywhere.” “In that case,” the reply comes, “you will face a vote of no confidence in Parliament.”