Starts the clock again for 5 years. If they think they will win and win comfortably, hands the next pm their own mandate for 5 years, and also means the elections will be before and far enough after the COVID enquiry.What would the Tories have to gain from calling an election when they've got a huge majority? Surely if Johnson wanted to step down he could do so and just hand his majority on to Sunak or whoever is waiting in the wings.
Labour would have won comfortably without Galloway there, and he can't stand in all 650 seats.
I’m not convinced by this recent by by-election win by Labour. The fact that Keir had to go up and visit to take the credit for what was some sort of Labour comeback when they won by 300 votes in an area of England that Tories wouldn’t previously even touch
It struck me yesterday what Boris’ exit strategy might be.
COVID goes out of control again, forcing another hard lockdown before the end of the year. Boris, now known to be staunchly anti-lockdown, resigns in ’protest’ leaving the mess in the hands of either Sunak or Gove.
I can totally see it happening.