Boris Johnson Wins a No-Confidence Vote and we may see him Celebrate with Covid Cocktails
Johnson has survived a no-confidence vote but is weakened by it...
Barely scraping by, Boris Johnson survived the vote of no confidence by his part lawmakers last night. Deep disgust of Boris Johnson’s lockdown actions at Downing Street and just general discontent with leadership has led many to believe he wouldn’t make it through…
Secret balloting within a party-only setting passed Boris by 211 to 148. He passed the simple majority of 180 votes to remain in office and held his job. However, voting was very close, too close for comfort, and very much far away from his landslide victory in 2019.
Rebellion within the party remains active even as Boris Johnson framed the victory as “a golden chance to end the media’s favorite obsession with the boozy pandemic gatherings at his offices.” He also went on to say that the win was “decisive” and that it would allow people to “move on and focus on the stuff that I think really matters to people.”
Others within the British Conservative Party have repeatedly questioned the truthfulness of Boris and have complained of his administration’s lack of competence.
It is hypothesized that Boris Johnson and the conservatives of the U.K. will struggle to rebuild branding amongst the party as inflation continues to run wild and public trust now being slim to none. European allies also are on notice that the authority of the PM has been undercut by his own fault. This also includes the United States now watching as well.
Surviving a no-confidence vote under the current rules insulates Johnson from additional party challenges for a year. But those rules can be changed.
Read more about the various opinion polls and the things which will weaken Boris HERE