SO the votes of 50,000-100,000 will settle our next prime minister.

Since the Second World War we have had seven MPs become Prime Minister mid-term:Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home, Jim Callaghan, John Major, Gordon Brown and Theresa May

Some were coronations and some came from smoke-filled rooms.

This time is different. The party electing a leader does not command a majority in the House of Commons even when it speaks with one voice, which is rare these days.

So what right does Johnson or Gove have to become PM ?

I submit, none at all

IAN MALCOLM-WALKER, Poole Road, Branksome