Totally agree, there will be a lot of Tory voters affected by the lockdown that will see this as him taking the piss and would find it hard to vote for him again, myself included, he'll be gone soon enough.
Plenty of time to get someone in who's electable though.
I have made a note of the date and time when we both agreed with each other.
Where we will diverge is that I believe the entire cabinet and much of the wider Tory party is just as bad.
If I discount my belief that all of them should be fired and never get anywhere near power, I have the following thoughts.
Sunak would have seemed like a choice that would have worked, but recently he seems to be pretty divisive within the Tory party. Plus it was easy to be popular with the public during the pandemic when is was giving money away, not sure this will last as he is seen hiking taxes during a cost of living crisis.
Liz Truss clearly feels ready for the top job which is a magnificent triumph of ambition over ability. She would be my choice because at least it would be entertaining and would give Labour a good chance of winning the next election.
The office of Home secretary should give Patel the springboard for a leadership bid, but I cannot see it. She is already way above her head in that role.
The rest of the senior cabinet were selected by Johnson based solely on their slavish adherence to his Brexit and the willingness to defend him rather than any particular ability.
There may be some wild card options (such as Hunt) but since the ERG appear to be running to Tories currently, I expect they will insist upon a candidate that is aligned with them. Which sort of rules out anyone sensible.
Maybe they will get a sudden dose of introspection, realise they are massively unsuited to their jobs and resign en-mass handing the reigns over to a national unity government headed by Starmer to repair the damage done by their stupidity?
There - I thought I would follow up your post with one you definitely wouldn't agree with