— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 13, 2016
What about Jacob Rees-Mogg?
The EU referendum is getting closer and last week’s announcement by David Cameron that ministers could campaign for LEAVE might have been expected to open the flood gates of senior Tories announcing that they would be campaigning against.
Boris would have been a superb catch but the Mayor only does things that fit in with his career ambitions and this clearly didn’t. Maybe Boris judged that this was a lost cause. Maybe he just didn’t want to be campaigning head to head against Cameron? Who knows?
Kate Hoey has been mentioned as well as Theresa May. My own suggestion is Jacob Rees-Mogg who is probably the most articulate. Not being a minister he would have nothing to lose.
This would make the battle an Eton versus Eton confrontation given both went to the same school near Slough.