Steve Bannon has given his verdict of the state of play in British politics: the top job is Boris Johnson’s for the taking.
Speaking to Chopper’s Brexit podcast, the former White House Chief Strategist said: “I believe moments come. It is like Donald Trump…people dismissed him.”
He went on to say that: “Now is the moment. If Boris Johnson looks at this…There comes an inflection point, the Chequers deal was an inflection point, we will have to see what happens.”
Bannon was full of praise for Boris personally: “I’ve always found incredibly engaging. He’s a big ideas guy. I believe he looks like a doer.
“For someone who was Foreign Secretary to actually resign over this, I thought his (resignation) letter was terrific.”
He also revealed that President Trump had advised Theresa May to be far tougher in talks with the European Union and that the Trump approach was similar to Thatcherism in that “what we are trying to do is get a piece of action for the little guy”.
Will Boris have the guts to stand up for Brexiteers and challenge Theresa May for the leadership?