It’s on! Conservative MPs to vote on Boris’s future this evening

Well, that didn’t take long…

So, what is a good result for Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, how much of a margin does he need to feel safe? And what does it mean for the Opposition parties?

Here’s what Ed Davey has to say;

Every Conservative MP must do the right thing and kick out this dishonest Prime Minister from Number 10.

There is simply no excuse for backing Boris Johnson. He broke the law and partied while millions of people did the right thing and followed the rules during the pandemic, even when it meant being unable to see their loved ones. His behaviour and his lies are proof that he is not fit to govern.

If Conservative MPs do the unthinkable and give Johnson a renewed mandate, then it will be an insult to all those who suffered while the Prime Minister partied.

Let the conjecture commence!

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9 Comments

  • George Thomas 6th Jun '22 - 9:28am

    I still don’t understand the strategy in focusing so much on Boris? Jesse Norman’s letter this morning refers to Boris trying to import presidential status but aren’t LD’s and other opposition parties doing that for him in acting this way?

    Tories chose Boris knowing he was a liar, had no principles, didn’t want to do the hard work of governing and only wanted to party – aren’t they also responsible for what has happened since? Or are we waiting for him to see off this challenge before rounding on the Tory party? Boris won the last election by pretending to be a completely different party from one of austerity and May so why are we allowing Tories the option of playing the same hand?

  • With so many Tory MPs being “on the payroll” with government positions, I presume he will win the vote of confidence. If the the vote against him is substantial then he will be weakened and defeat in the 2 by-elections this month could finish him.

    The country needs him to go.

  • Paul Barker 6th Jun '22 - 11:59am

    The common assumption is that the 54 Letters went in last week & that Brady delayed the announcement so as not to rain on the Queens parade.

    Because the revolt is so widespread & spontaneous no-one really has any idea of the numbers on either side. Most commentators assume that Johnson will get a narrow win – 200 Votes maybe ? That would leave The Tories badly split & unable to challenge Johnson again for a Year – unless they change the rules. They would be “In Government but not in Power”, paralysed & miserable.

    And of course, Johnson can call a General Election any time he likes – he could do it this afternoon if he thought he was likely to lose the Confidence Vote.

  • Tristan Ward 6th Jun '22 - 1:39pm

    Totally agree with George Thomas. It seem to me to be essential that the country understands that the Tories chose Johnson knowing he was and is an unprincipled liar who thinks the rules should not apply to him.

    Brexit was and is a con. To get it the Conservative Party knowingly hired a conman.

    Can any of them honestly say they are surprised by the result? I suspect they will not win power again until they admit this, at least to themselves.

  • Asked about the conduct described in the Sue Gray report, Boris Johnson told MPs: “I’d do it again.”

    I’m wondering if this could be Johnson’s ‘Gerald Ratner moment’?

  • The Tory MP’s might be split, but the Tory voters like Johnson. I think the MP’S will cave and Johnson will get at least 250 votes – meaning he’s safe. Next year will see large increases in pensions and tax cuts, then it’s all to play for.

  • expats 6th Jun ’22 – 5:52pm:
    Asked about the conduct described in the Sue Gray report, Boris Johnson told MPs: “I’d do it again.”

    That was specifically for making speeches to thank colleagues who were leaving. As we now know, the police deemed that to be a legitimate work activity.

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