It is no secret that the movements in No. 10 in the last few months have infuriated the people and MPs on all sides of the political divide.
Five polls conducted in the 48 hours after the announcement of Soo Gray’s initial report showed that, on average, 63% of British adults think Boris Johnson should resign.
The full report will be released after the Metropolitan Police completes its investigation into 12 of the 16 allegations of lockdown gatherings in Downing Street and Whitehall.
However, the next general election is currently scheduled for 2024. It is the anger of their own MPs, not the people, that is the most immediate threat to Boris Johnson’s prime ministership.
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Here we take a look at which groups of Conservative MPs are most opposed to his leadership.
(i) Swingers and starters
The fact is that all the MPs in the minority seats are right to be worried about their fate in the next general election. However, as the ‘Party Gate’ scandal has caused a stir, not all the MPs in the swing seats are keen to criticize Boris Johnson.
For Conservative MPs in the seats at risk of returning to Labor, there is a wide divide between those who are publicly opposed to Johnson, and those who are either over the future of his prime ministership. Expressed support or neutrality.
Many people are contradictory. In part, he owes his position to Johnson’s leadership in the 2019 election, but he knows that his association with the brand could ultimately shorten his political career.
In the 2019 intake, the so-called ‘pork pie plotters’ Lee Anderson, Dehina Dawson and Simon Fell have apparently been opposed to the Johnson Premiership.
Among those whose seats are most likely to go to the Liberal Democrats. In 2024, only Steve Bryan and Derek Thomas have publicly expressed concern about the future of Boris Johnson, while seven other such MPs are lying about it.
MPs like Gary Streeter and Caroline Knox, who rest on the more progressive, former Conservative wing of the Conservative Party, have shown more public hostility towards the prime minister in recent weeks.
However, this is not a difficult and fast rule. Many are still close to the center, either supporting Boris, or not moving out of their way to slate his record.
In fact, Richard Fuller – who supported the resignation but is considered part of the party’s moderate wing – has spoken out in support of the prime minister, telling the Bedford Independent: Given the opportunity to lead the country.
It seems that in this case, Johnson’s political choice could stand in his favor, by splitting members of parliament who generally have similar views on political issues.
(iii) The people who have been victims of the tragedy of Kovid.
As has been the case with many critics in the general population, these are the MPs who have faced personal tragedies due to the Quaid and related lockdown policies, who have been somewhat emotional about the revelations of ‘Party Gate’. What is the criticism?
Lawrence Robertson, Tuxbury MP who was unable to visit his dying father at the hospital due to cowardly laws, wrote in an email to constituencies that the May Downing Street gathering took place five days after his father’s last rites. Was But he added that he would wait for the gray report to make a decision on Johnson, as he wanted to take stock of the situation.
The same is true of cows. A junior minister in the Department of Labor and Pensions, his newborn twins died tragically during an epidemic while he was unable to see his wife in hospital. This coincided with some of the alleged incidents on Downing Street, which prompted him to tell the BBC: “I feel very emotional about this” and that the Prime Minister “needs to change his ways”. ”
(iv) Former Magistrate
All current Conservative MPs with a background in magistrates, Bar One, have either made remarks that the Prime Minister should be concerned about, or lied about questions about their leadership.
Rob Butler, John Glenn and Sally Ann Hart, all former magistrates, have expressed strong concerns.
Andy Carter did not intervene.
Carl McCartney, who is serving as Lincoln’s MP, a seat that the current polls suggest would be easily lost to Labor if elections were held today. He is the only person in this set who is publicly supporting Johnson. Last month, he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that the party gate issue was not on the doorstep, adding that people wanted the government to “keep working”, and that Boris Johnson and everyone in the government doing.
(v) Former Psychologist
Suffolk MP, Dr. Daniel Poulter, and Surrey MP, Dr. Ben Spencer, are the only psychologists who also sit as Conservative MPs. Both have strongly criticized the government’s record after the party gate scandal.
Dr. Poulter told The Guardian that the Prime Minister’s pardon was not a great consolation for “those of us who care for patients on the front lines of the NHS” and that if Johnson actively misled Parliament If found doing so, their position will become unbearable. Facing criminal sanctions.
Dr. Spence He issued a stern statement on Facebook, saying: “The prime minister has given his explanation, which means he believed it when it was a work event. I struggle with it. Clearly, if it is found that the Prime Minister has deliberately misled Parliament or has deliberately broken the law, then his position would be intolerable.
(vi) Select the heads of the committee.
The select committee chairs are another group of Conservative MPs who have weighed heavily on Johnson in the wake of the party gate scandal.
Tobias L. Wood, chairman of the defense committee. Chair of the Select Committee on Women and Equality, Caroline Knox, and Chairman of the Public Administration Committee, William Rigg has publicly demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister.
All eight other current Tory select committee chairmen, including Damien Collins, Mel Stride, Hugh Merriman, Julian Knight, Jeremy Hunt, Stephen Curb and Greg Clark, are also considered opponents of Johnson’s leadership.
The head of the foreign affairs committee, Tom Tagindhat, even became the first member of parliament to announce that he would run for office in a possible leadership challenge.
As shown above, the level of disagreement with the Prime Minister’s leadership – just two years after the landslide victory – is extraordinarily high. And a wide range of interest groups within the parliamentary Conservative Party. While the immediate threat to Johnson’s leadership appears to be diminishing, it will not take long for further revelations to escalate the already apparent resentment and mistrust between the two parliamentarians and their constituencies. The chances of a vote are further strengthened. Possibility.