Oh dear. Alf has a career dilemma to sort out.
For some time he has been obsequiously deferential to The Boss, in the hope he will be rewarded with a Cabinet job.
He will continue to do so until The Boss steps down.
But it’s in anticipation of this stepping down that Alf has a problem.
He recognises that when The Boss moves on, someone else will be our leader and Alf will have
a new arse to lick to start currying favour with a new leader.
Mrs Grumble is urging him to start now and not wait till the leadership change has been made.
But deciding with whom favour(s) should be curried is the challenge.