The Brexit party leader should be delighted by a cabinet made up of hard-core Leavers
We in this government will work flat out to give this country the leadership it deserves, announced Boris Johnson in Downing Street. His would be a government of pluck and nerve. An authentically Conservative government whose powers of organisation and determination no one should underestimate.
His government certainly should not be underestimated, but not for reasons Johnson can ever admit. It has no pluck, but what a nerve.
It is Nigel Farages government in spirit. His florid face and restless malice haunt its every meeting. Brexit party propagandists know its ministers are Farages proteges. They urged them on as the temperature rose with cries of: Boris is making mincemeat out of the opposition. Weve got Rees-Mogg, Priti Patel and Raab in key government positions. And to top it all off, on the hottest day of the year, the Remoaner snowflakes are in total meltdown.