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I would be wary of reading this either way, and I think the Guardian is being recklessly optimistic.

This won't be decided on the merits, and in spite of appearances there are no reliable tells from the bench.

It will be decided in behind-the-scenes discussions which will never be made public. We can assume Crown representatives will have a say.

It turns out that Johnson - with current plus-one - was invited to stay with the Queen at Balmoral in April.

I don't find that an encouraging omen.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 04:04:03 PM EST
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