David Cameron is completely correct in laying down the law to members of his cabinet and other ministers, when it comes to them following orders and not campaigning for a UK exit from Europe.
It is the prime minister's stated goal to get a better deal for the UK from the EU and then campaign for a 'yes' vote at a referendum, to be held before the end of 2017. That is what all of his ministers signed up to and I agree with him when he says that anyone showing disloyalty will be shown the door.
I do not care if that means some heavy Conservative hitters like the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, Justice Secetary, Michael Gove, and even my old mate Boris, will have to go if it is necessary to maintain control of the ship, and keep it on track to its published destination - a better deal for the UK inside the EU.
No person or minister is bigger than the party, not even Boris, and if some members need to be made to walk the plank to retain solidarity of purpose then they better learn to swim since they are going in with the fishes.
There seems to be a view amongst some that David Cameron is being undemocratic (or just plain wrong) over his call for his ministers to back him, but I for one don't see that at all. Personally I demand complete support from my people, and if we're not all drinking out of the same tea pot on major issues at Pimlico Plumbers then sometimes people have to go.
I feel very strongly about this, and have already had to 'sort out' a few misguided individuals on Twitter this morning, who seem to think you can run a successful country or company while allowing anarchy to fester in the ranks. What a bunch of idiots who clearly can't be trusted to be in charge of a broom let along a group of people!
I'm very confident however that there will be no such high profile sackings, and that not only will David Cameron get sufficient concessions from Brussels, but that the Tory big beasts will see sense in numbers, do the right thing, and back their Prime Minister to the hilt.