More on: it could get worse

Conservative leadership hopefuls are hitting the phones this morning in a desperate bid to secure the 100 nominations needed for a shot at replacing Liz Truss as prime minister. But the all-too-real prospect of Boris Johnson making a jaw-dropping return to Downing Street has unnerved scores of MPs and left the party teetering on the brink of a historic split. The disgraced/much-missed (delete as appropriate) former PM was neck and neck with Sunak on nominations last night, prompting some critical MPs to threaten an immediate revolt if he regains the keys to No. 10. The drama is only just beginning, and as a Gen-Z knucklehead might put it: this lightspeed leadership race is going to be *fire*. 

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