.ianbremmer: Why Boris Johnson could lose his job over a birthday party
This could be the end for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who faces growing calls for his resignation over COVID-lockdowns parties
even with Conservative Party voters. With numbers like those, sharks in the opposition, the media, and critically within his own party are circling, and there are few allies willing to defend him.The parties are only a small part of Johnson’s problem with voters and his critics within the Conservative Party. They highlight the ways in which a party in power can impose one set of rules for the nation and another for itself. They present an image of political elites at play as ordinary people struggle with illness, economic hardship, and fear. And denials followed by admissions after damning evidence is uncovered have exposed Johnson’s habit of shading the truth—and sometimes simply lying.Read more: TIME »
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ianbremmer On a personal level(speculative): is that he’s quite chuffed to be/have been PM & couldn’t really care if he is shoved out. Nice retainers all around On a social level: it’s another (they are legion now) of how 1% really are morally bankrupt w/ no regard for anyone else.
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under water even with Conservative Party voters.26 January 2022, 22:12 | Updated: 26 January 2022, 22:45 By Sam Sholli This is the moment a political commentator said Boris Johnson has "so deeply insulted" her family and "hundreds of thousands of others".Boris Johnson and the political culture he inculcated; not least the sense of entitlement and “one rule for us few and another rule for the many outside”.Boris Johnson and SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford clashed at PMQs today.
With numbers like those, sharks in the opposition, the media, and critically within his own party are circling, and there are few allies willing to defend him. The parties are only a small part of Johnson’s problem with voters and his critics within the Conservative Party. Her words have come as the Prime Minister awaits the findings of Sue Gray's probe into claims of Covid rule breaches in Downing Street. They highlight the ways in which a party in power can impose one set of rules for the nation and another for itself. The great majority, of all kinds of political persuasions and one, played by the rules, to protect themselves and others, and out of respect for the law. They present an image of political elites at play as ordinary people struggle with illness, economic hardship, and fear. Antonia Jennings said: "What we're seeing, and probably what the Gray report is going to make clear, is that a particular group of politicians and their advisers have made choices to put themselves above the rest of us time and time again. And denials followed by admissions after damning evidence is uncovered have exposed Johnson’s habit of shading the truth—and sometimes simply lying.
It’s the economy…and the virus The larger burdens for Johnson and his government center on his handling of COVID-19 and the state of Britain’s economy." READ MORE: Partygate: Boris Johnson 'probably committed several offences', believes Emily Thornberry The political commentator later said: "I totted up today how many parties the Government is alleged to have had through the lockdown - and that's just the parties we know about - and so far it amounts to 15. Leaders of all the major opposition parties—Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish National Party—gripe that Johnson’s leadership during the pandemic has been erratic, which critics within his own party have argued that government-ordered lockdowns have inflicted unnecessary damage on a struggling economy. Johnson’s biggest economic burdens have taken the form of product shortages and inflation, which surged to 5. "So the buck has to stop somewhere, and it has to stop with the Prime Minister.4 percent in December, the highest rate in three decades. Higher prices are caused by multiple factors: global product shortages and supply chain gaps created by COVID-19, central bank policies designed to stoke economic growth rather than contain prices, and even worker shortages exacerbated by changes to labor laws that followed Brexit. "And, for the sake of standards in public life, he absolutely has to go.
Inflation is a hot button political issue because it erodes the value of the money in voters’ pockets. And Johnson has yet to persuade voters and political critics that he has a credible plan to make things better. Brexit Speaking of Brexit, it has undermined Johnson in other ways, as well. Those within his Conservative Party who favor a tougher approach to divorce from the European Union are angry that Johnson has accepted, at least temporarily, a de facto E.U.
-U.K. border that separates Northern Ireland from Great Britain. The intent was to avoid the between Northern Ireland, still part of the U.K.
, and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the E.U., but negotiations over this problem will continue. The finish line The moment of truth will come if/when at least 54 Conservative Party members of parliament send letters to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of a body called the 1922 Committee, to trigger a vote of confidence. At that point, Johnson will have to choose between waging the political fight of his life to save his job or resigning to avoid a battle he knows he can’t win.
The (marginally) good news for Johnson is that the finish line may still be months away, allowing him time to change the subject and improve his position. On January 28, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement which noted that Sue Gray’s report on the parties should only make “minimal reference” to the parties under investigation. That means that Gray’s report will be heavily redacted, delayed for weeks, or both. The U.K.
will hold local elections in May. If COVID-19 eases, the economy improves, and Johnson’s government can cut a deal with the E.U. on the Irish border question that satisfies most Britons, he might yet survive a vote of confidence. But for now, that’s not the direction Johnson’s fate appears headed.
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