Boris Johnson makes huge intervention TONIGHT as supporters hope for comeback

Boris Johnson has been tipped for a comeback.
Boris Johnson has been tipped for a comeback.

The ex-prime minister will be using an event tonight as an 'opportunity', according to his supporters

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Boris Johnson will tonight be a guest of honour at a Carlton Club dinner amid hopes from his supporters that he will make a sensational return to the pinnacle of the Tory Party.

The ex-prime minister will make an appearance to unveil a new portrait of himself, something all former Conservative prime minister are invited to do.

Political allies and close friends of Johnson have described the event as “an opportunity to show that Boris hasn’t gone away”, according to The Times.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are reported to be on 'friendly' terms
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are reported to be on 'friendly' terms

Allies say the ex-PM will use his speech to make it clear he is keeping a keen eye on three legacy issues: Brexit, levelling up and supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia.

It comes as Rishi Sunak is reported to have been consulting Johnson on several issues in recent weeks.

An ally told The Times: “He’s being asked his views. They have spoken a couple of times on the phone, all very friendly.”

Ex-Tory minister Mark Spencer told GB News to “never write off” Boris Johnson when asked if we were every likely to see him in frontline politics again.

Speaking to Gloria De Piero on The Real Me, he said: “You should never write Boris Johnson off. If you look back, everybody said he could never become Mayor of London, and he did it.

“And then they said, ‘well you’ll never get re-elected. Look at the polls, the polls are telling you you’ll never get re-elected’ and he did it.”

Spencer said Sunak is the “man for the moment” as he spoke about the prospect of him being usurped by Johnson.

He told GB News: “I think you write Boris Johnson off at your peril. He’s a hugely, hugely talented politician.

“We’ve got Rishi in as Prime Minister. Rishi is the man for the moment. He is clearly a very credible, bright, driven individual who’s fizzing with big policy ideas.

“I think Rishi is the man of this moment. That doesn’t mean that Boris has not got a big role in politics, in UK politics in the future.”