Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
We sometimes thought it wouldn’t happen, but the instruction is unambiguous. The voters have responded to the Prime Minister’s call to Get Brexit Done.
Here is a Tory Democrat who with sublime impertinence has stolen the socialists’ clothes.
Follow all the results, analysis and reactions through the night and into tomorrow morning. As we write, it looks like the best Tory result since the Thatcher era.
Today’s choice is between Marxist extremists and a Conservative Government different from its predecessors only in that it wants to leave the European Union.
All in all, a Conservative win is still the most likely result. But if the YouGov MRP, the Ashcroft dashboard and other polls are accurate, it is less likely than it was.
Unfit for office. But worse even than Corbyn are Labour’s moderates – who are willing to put his anti-Jewish racism into power.
Most voters will have what to them are more pressing reasons to reject Corbyn than anti-semitism. But none expose more fully why he must be stopped.
Or: what would happen to the service once Corbyn ran out of other people’s money – which is needed to fund it.
The two most likely candidates are both Welsh-speaking Brexiteers – but hail from different parts of the principality and differ on devolution.
We placed our trust in Johnson. Whatever happens on Thursday, he has kept faith with us – and with Britain.
A Black, sorry, Red Swan may carry him off. But in less than six months he has rescued the Conservatives, and is on the brink of delivering the referendum mandate.
Our last pre-election Cabinet League Table. It’s a near-tie at the top: Javid, Gove, Johnson, in that order.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.