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Boris Told To Lead Or Step Aside

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Stickybottle | 15:12 Sat 15th Jan 2022 | News
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By a senior Tory and former defence minister

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60005134

Another former minister told the BBC: "Johnson is toast... if you were the chief whip looking at him you'd say he's not fit to do any other jobs in government, you wouldn't make him a junior minister, he doesn't work hard enough."
And a senior Tory MP said "there is a lot of scepticism around that there is anyone ready to take the reins. That buys Boris time. But he shouldn't confuse that with another chance."

It goes on :

One senior backbench Conservative MP told the BBC they received more than 200 angry emails about the parties, with only five messages in support of the prime minister.
"Many colleagues now believe Boris won't be leader at next general election... for many of us this feels terminal," the MP said.
A Midlands Tory MP, who won his seat in a former Labour constituency in the 2019 election, said: "The inbox is bad, really bad."

One feels the vultures are circling now
He cannot drag his party any deeper into the mire
Every single day is a damage limitation exercise





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It seems Ellwood has never liked Johnson, he actually voted for Rory Stewart as leader !!
He has no future under Boris so his actions could be described as self-serving.

His attempt to save someone's life 5 years ago was praiseworthy, but forgive me for not remembering that, as you did - or was that after a shufti at Wikipedia?
If you are talking to me, I remember it well. As I am sure do others. Mr Ellwood has also been on a lot decrying the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the abandonment of his Afghan colleagues.

He’s worth several dozen Boris Johnson’s tho I admit that isn’t of itself saying much
The cabinet is all claiming to back the PM. So everything's fine and dandy then. He has nothing to worry about.

Pmsl.
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Khandro
It seems Ellwood has never liked Johnson, he actually voted for Rory Stewart as leader !!
He has no future under Boris so his actions could be described as self-serving.
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NONE of them have any future under Boris !
They have all realised that he is costing them dear as he lurches from one scandal to another and will ensure them defeat at the next election
As for the link to the site claiming the cabinet is behind him
Please
Do look for something a tad more credible
It almost makes Boris look vaguely competent
I bumped into my Tory activist friend tonight. So far his calls have been accurate. He reckons Johnson is gone.
I voted yes in the recent "Should BJ resign" poll, I think in retrospect that he should stay, for obvious reasons.
// stay, for obvious reasons. //

Oh, what are they ?
'Boris has kept the economy open and the recovery on track - and that matters more than a drinks party
The question is not if he was wrong – everyone, including him, accepts he was – but if someone else would do better


England is now the freest place in Europe. Shops and schools are open, vaccine passports have been dropped and the last lingering Plan B restrictions should go later this month.

Nightclubs remain mothballed in Malmö, Mullingar and Munich, but they thump out their hypnotic beats in Manchester. What Boris Johnson once called “the inalienable free-born right of people born in England to go to the pub” is again, well, inalienable.

British blood cells are brimming with antibodies: 95 per cent of us carry them, according to the Office for National Statistics, making us, as Professor David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine puts it, the best-placed population in the northern hemisphere to get past the pandemic.

Our economy is surging commensurately: new figures show we regained our pre-pandemic GDP in November, before the eurozone. The phasing out of furlough payments has not stopped us having, to all intents and purposes, full employment.

We did not stumble into this happy situation by luck. We got here because ministers made hard decisions in the teeth of resistance from opposition politicians, public health doomsters and panicky journalists.

We led the world with our vaccine roll-out – not once, but twice. That in turn was possible because we had left the EU and stayed out of its common procurement scheme.....................'

DANIEL HANNAN The Telegraph
15 January 2022 • 6:00pm
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Khandro
We did not stumble into this happy situation by luck. We got here because ministers made hard decisions in the teeth of resistance from opposition politicians, public health doomsters and panicky journalists.
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Made hard decisions that affected everyone but failed to stick to them themselves when they were supposed to lead by example
Had drinks and parties and gatherings against the rules whilst the public and even the monarch had to tailor funerals to follow legislation

Is any of that sinking in ?
Daniel Hannan's comments about the vaccine roll-out and leaving the EU are completely misplaced of course.
The UK had no obligation whatever to follow the EU's common procurement scheme, and indeed there's a fairly high chance I'd have thought that we never would have given that the UK was at the forefront of the research, development and production of one of the first vaccines. So why would we do that. Hungary also did not sign up (for diferent reasons) and there may be other countries.
Johnson plainly gambled on not imposing extra restrictions, how much through an avowed position of political weakness within his pwn parliamentary party it's not clear.
His gamble, which on balance appears to have paid off, appears to have worked and I am sure we are all relieved about that.
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Johnson plainly gambled on not imposing extra restrictions, how much through an avowed position of political weakness within his pwn parliamentary party it's not clear.
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True
He gambled because he knew that if he had tried to bring in another lockdown the electorate would have retorted with ‘but you broke your own rules last christmas so do not expect us suffer it again’
He has basically winged it by pure chance
ichi, //The UK had no obligation whatever to follow the EU's common procurement scheme, //

Quite because Brexit had been secured ! enabling Kate Bingham to make such a good job of obtaining & delivering the vaccines ahead of the EU, which was faffing about trying to formulate distribution.

Gromit:
// stay, for obvious reasons. //

Oh, what are they ?
...that the self-servatives may not win the next election.

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