Boris Johnson has finally been forced out as Tory leader, but it should be clear there were no fundamental disagreements of principle or significant policy involved in this in dominant ruling class circles. One Tory leader was sacrificed in an attempt to preserve the Tory agenda as a whole.
The deep unpopularity of the Tory Party was highlighted by an election drubbing at two ends of England. The winning coalition put together by Boris Johnson in 2019 has fallen apart. Unless they change course, they may allow Keir Starmer to become the next Prime Minister, despite his own lack of popularity.
The resistance to this policy of social murder on a mass scale has devolved to campaigners, increasingly militant medics and scientist as well as an honourable but small minority of the labour movement and left MPs. The bulk of the labour movement remains silent in its acquiescence.
There is nothing progressive to be expected from the turmoil in the Tory Party. The underlying factors causing it, the policies of the Covid death toll and austerity, are supported by all possible Johnson rivals.
The decisions of both Joe Biden and Boris Johnson in recent days will ensure the Covid death toll will go far higher. Extending the pandemic allows the ruling class offensive to continue. It is the centrepiece of government policy. So the struggle will be a prolonged one.
Socialists should do everything they can to ensure the entire Tory party is held collectively responsible for their outrageous attacks on the population, to kick them all out.