Brexit: Will Boris bounce back?
Boris Johnson is facing a possible sudden exit and risks becoming the shortest-lived Prime Minister in the history of the United Kingdom.
The conservative wing in the UK believes Boris still has a chance to remain PM if he calls for snap elections.
They give him a lead of 41% over Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn (18%) and Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson (21%).
However, the question is: Will Boris call for elections? Or will he apologise to the Queen?
But just like U.S. President Donald Trump, Boris has more than one shot at turning the tables.
Trump survived the worst of inquiries and is now embattled with the launch of an impeachment hearing against him.
Yet, he is adamant he can go until 2021 and win the next Presidential elections.
Apology to the Queen?
The first hurdle for Boris is to decide if he will apologize to the Queen. The leftwing, the centrists and some right-wingers are saying he has to.
But Boris is ‘silencio’ on the subject. He is taking his time to decide while the Queen did not say a word on the Court judgement against his suspending the Parliament.
There is wild speculation Boris did lie to the Queen. Did he? The Queen does not seem to be moved by these accusations against the PM.
There is no way to know what he will do next. But he will surely bulldoze through the chaos to impose himself.
Can snap polls kill Boris’ political career? The possibility of him calling for elections without getting something from Brussels is limited.
He needs a bargaining power, a sort of balance of power instead, that he will dangle in front of the British public if he goes to polls.
Facing an upheaval in Parliament and defeated with a court ruling that he rejects, Boris is not down and out.
Though his reign is swinging on a thread, it is this thin hope that is keeping him afloat.
And this is where we can draw another parallel between the two controversial, unstable and disruptive leaders from the Western world.
Trump is running a government with a firing squad at his disposal. The number of quitting ministers is unprecedented.
Boris is also facing a similar situation. There might be more Conservative MP or party members who will quit before Brexit is finalised.
But this does not mean, like in Trump’s case, he will retire that soon.