- Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:19 pm
On reflection, I would not be at all surprised if Gove's, "I cannot tell a lie, Boris done it", is all part of the plan, along with what appears to be the kind of confected outrage which would cast in a good light most AmDram.
What also fits the narrative of there being "A Plan", however hastily cobbled together and opportunistic, is that Raab has been left to prove himself impotent in the glare of the worst of the pandemic.
Gove is, after all the PM's de facto deputy. I think we can all imagine him, Gove, advising that, no no no, a minister from one of the Great Offices of State should assume the hot seat. A brand new Chancellor, a tainted Home Secretary? A certain Prime Ministerial advisor might have been called upon for his view.
Raab, unable to read anything, from runes to maps of the Pas de Calais, accepted the mantle and found himself in too deep before his own advisors could do anything to prevent that from happening. Hence, the paralysis of the last ten days.
Anyway, what do I know? Just some twat on the internet offering what is no more than a conspiracy theory.
Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that. Through us all, Jack marches on.