Maybe GB's 'patronage' is/was, in effect, a kiss of death ?
I wonder how a former Chancellor (with a straight face - or one resembling it), whose fiscal policies are now ridiculed, and whose 'leadership qualities' just don't seem to be very evident, propose a former PM who has been seen to be, at the very least a liar, and an egotist, an accused warmonger, who could (if you believe the poress) be called up on charges of being a war criminal (as if we could be soooo lucky !!).
It's been widely reported that GB & TB were not the best of buddies, so it does seem strange that TB should be so pushed for what seems to be just another gravy train job - ah! I nearly forgot that the EU is but a huge gravy train ride.