Boris Johnson may attempt a political comeback if the Tories perform badly at the next election
Why it matters
This is significant because it suggests that Johnson may still have ambitions to lead the Conservative Party and the country, despite his previous controversies and resignation as Prime Minister.
What the papers say
Sky News and The Telegraph both report on Guto Harri's comments, while The Guardian and Sky News provide additional context on the current state of the Conservative Party and the challenges facing current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
How we got here
Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister in the summer of 2022 following controversies over lockdown parties held in Downing Street during the pandemic, and his handling of serious allegations against his deputy chief whip Chris Pincher. The Conservative Party is currently facing challenges from former prime ministers, thwarted ex-ministers, the Tory right, and ambitious frontbenchers jockeying to lead the party after Rishi Sunak has gone.
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