It is written. Boris Johnson’s time has come and he will be the United Kingdom’s next prime minister.
Or so the story goes. As it stands, the ex-mayor of London does indeed have enough support to make it to the final two run-off, and it seems highly likely then that Tory members will crown their favourite the leader.
But even if Johnson appears to be within touching distance of Downing Street, Conservative Party leadership contests have a stubborn habit of not turning out as everyone expects.