Is Boris Johnson setting out his stall for a future leadership challenge?
Now I don’t think that Johnson is either stupid, or unthinking. I believe he knows exactly what he is doing, and this for me is pandering to the right of the Conservative Party and to the right wing voters in England.
You can read his comments here and he really is stoking how a lot of little England feels right now. This is not a mistake, this is a calculated decision to get involved in this debate. He has seen how popular banning burkas has been in France and Denmark etc and is using the issue to forward his leadership ambitions, in my opinion anyway.
Johnson may well be trying to be Donald Trump and maybe we can expect to see some of the same Rhetoric that Trump uses as Johnson goes forward to pander to the right wing vote in England because he won’t find too much support from Scotland other than Davidson’s foot soldiers. Although it would be interesting to see how tankstraddler reacted if he was leader lol. I’m maybe not the only person feeling the same way.
Johnson is no clown so is this the start of a leadership challenge.