That’s what Cameron claims in boost for a Davis lead­er­ship...

The Mail on Sunday - - Bojo's Brexit Revolt -

DAVID CAMERON, who will never for­give Boris John­son for ‘be­tray­ing’ him in the EU ref­er­en­dum, has spec­u­lated that David Davis, not the For­eign Sec­re­tary, could suc­ceed Theresa May.

Cameron talked up the Brexit Sec­re­tary’s prospects at a re­cent pri­vate gath­er­ing, ob­serv­ing that if he be­comes PM, all three main party lead­ers could be in their 70s at the next Elec­tion. Bri­tain could be­come a ‘geron­toc­racy,’ added Cameron who was the youngest ten­ant of Down­ing Street for 200 years af­ter the 2010 Elec­tion.

Davis turns 70 in De­cem­ber next year, fol­lowed by Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn in May 2019. Lib­eral Demo­crat leader Vince Ca­ble is al­ready 74.

It means that if they con­test an Elec­tion a few months af­ter Bri­tain leaves the EU in March 2019, all three would beat Lord Palmer­ston’s 1855 record of be­ing the old­est per­son to be­come PM for the first time at 70 years and 109 days.

If the cur­rent Par­lia­ment lasts its full five year term, with an Elec­tion in June 2022, the trio will have an av­er­age age of 75.

At 53, Boris is a stripling.

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