Time for Brexit Britain to have a Brexiteer government!
The great fear of many Brexiteers was that Boris Johnson would put too many Remainers in his cabinet and try to resurrect a slightly modified version of Theresa May’s surrender deal.
If Boris had gone down that road he would be committing electoral suicide and most of the Tory membership and voters would go over 100% to the Brexit Party as we saw in the recent EU Elections.
It is now existential for the future of the Conservative Party that we are out of the EU by 31 October 2019.
But it looks like the BoJo premiership is getting off to a good start with staunch Brexiteers being lined up around the cabinet table and ‘Brexiteers In Name Only’ like Jeremy Hunt on the way out after refusing a demotion.
This has turned out not to be a cabinet reshuffle but a full blown change of government perhaps also sending a message to the EU that Boris is serious about no deal and a renegotiation.
Any PM who’s intent on being transformative needs to surround themselves with driven reformers with verve.
It is a welcome sign after the last 3 years that Boris has brought in individuals deeply invested in the same philosophical mission, who won’t mince words around the cabinet table.
With the exception of Amber Rudd, Boris has cast off the naysayers and duds in the cabinet and put together a team committed to Brexit. His backroom team headed by Dominic Cummings looks even more dynamic.
He has finally brought Vote Leave into No. 10.
Hopefully we can now put the Theresa May years firmly behind us and get on with the job that should have started way back in 2016?