Reply to post: Re: The optics don't look good

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: The optics don't look good

"He didn't face a general election as leader of his party, therefore standing to be prime minister."

The first part of that is true, the second, not so much. The party leader of a party which has a majority and can form of government usually becomes the PM, but that's not the law, or even a rule. It's another of those "gentleman's agreements".

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