Boris Johnson has all the qualities to be the next Tory Party Chairman, according to Jacob Rees-Mogg, but he doubts Rishi Sunak will offer him the job.
Nadhim Zahawi was fired from his position earlier. leaving a vacancy at the top of the party, and many are already speculating that Mr Johnson will fill it.
“I think it was a mistake to remove Boris Johnson, who was an excellent Conservative Party leader and is the most powerful figure in British political life, even out of office,” Jacob Rees-Mogg said.
“He’s extraordinarily popular, people stop their cars to get out and talk to him and stop their vans and so on, which they don’t generally do for politicians.
“But I think it’s very difficult to bring back Boris Johnson in a subordinate role because he’s such a big figure that he would dominate any Cabinet. However, he possesses all of the necessary characteristics for a party chairman.
“He’s charismatic, he rallies the troops, he’s a fully-loaded Conservative, and I think that type of personality would be ideal for a party chairman.”
It came as grassroots Tory activists across the country demanded that Mr Zahawi be reinstated in the key role following his dismissal.