He won Vote Leave and the election, suggesting that he can execute political campaigns - the sort of work that fundamentally has teamwork and respect for people at its heart. You can't win these things without them.
There is a coterie of people very loyal to him because of this.
However, as the maxim says "all political lives end in failure" and at some point I do think you're right in that he won't be there. His lack of accountability will be his achilles heel and the fact that he doesn't play the game like Alistair Campbell did will probably do for him. I don't think it'll be a year - it'll be the first big, proper crisis that I suspect will get him.
He doesn,t !now how to play the game, that's less a matter of integrity on his part and more a deep personality flaw (and I think gb is right about him being on the spectrum). The problem is he's been given far too much power, he,s effectively running the government.
Does the North need HS2? Or does it need something else? The Tories are faced with a bit of a quandary really - they need to deliver something apart from Brexit, which I'd argue has now lost its symbolic power, at least because "they've got Brexit done".
There's an easy answer there: no. It's better local and regional transport that we need. Express connections to the capital from the bigger cities are already well served. And it only goes as far as Leeds, which may as well be the midlands from here.