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Bring back Boris voices are growing louder but will a desperate Sunak listen?

Bring back Boris voices are growing louder but will a desperate Sunak listen?

Bring back Boris voices are growing louder but will a desperate Sunak listen?
Feb 11, 2024 1 min, 11 secs

At the start of a week when the Conservatives face the prospect of two byelection defeats – possible tasters of the general election wipeout to come – voices on the party’s right calling for Boris Johnson to return in some form are growing louder.

On Sunday they came not just through renewed pressure from the Tory-leaning press but from the former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, who said that Rishi Sunak “should swallow some pride” and bring his rival back into the fold.

For many who recall Johnson’s fall from grace after an investigation found he had misled parliament – and the bitter 1,000-word statement accompanying his resignation as an MP last year in which he attacked Sunak’s government – such a course of action is unthinkable.

For the Mail on Sunday, which carried an editorial calling for the political return of the man who is now employed by its sister paper, he is the “ star striker ” sitting on the bench.

Days after Andrew Griffith, the science minister, said Johnson was a “great voice” who would be welcomed back to the Tory election campaign, the Mail and Sunday Telegraph reported that it would take a personal phone call from Sunak to secure his return.

One thing he would be unable to change is the stark economic reality, which the Treasury concedes will be underlined this week when data shows inflation rising again, a fresh blow to a key Sunak pledge.

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