Boris Johnson is facing a number of tough days ahead as the conservative lawmakers gave a potentially lethal blow to PM Johnson’s leadership on Monday when they had ignited a start to the no-confidence vote that will surely be a put a stop to his reign as the Prime minister a little over two years since his landslide victory.
Graham Brady, head of the committee of conservative lawmakers followed several months of crisis and claims that PM Johnson had misled the Parliament about lockdown breaking parties held at Downing Street at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year PM Johnson had become the first-ever serving prime minister to have been fined by the police over the breaking of the law and attending a gathering to celebrate in the light of his birthday. Last month, a report by senior civil servant Sue Gray offered a lurid image. Of lawbreaking parties at Downing Street, where staff members drank into the early hours of the morning. Destroyed property, and fought with one another on occasion.
PM Johnson’s No Confidence vote
The Prime Minister has also been subjected to excessive criticism. In light of the recent inflation and unavoidable recession in the days ahead. Besides this PM Johnson’s private popularity has also taken a turn for the worse, as cases of booing were reported when he had shown up for Queen Elizabeth’s thanksgiving party for her Platinum Jubilee.
“The threshold of 15 per cent of the parliamentary party. Seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded”. Wrote Mr. Brady in a statement adding that the vote would take place between 6 and 8 p.m. on Monday evening.
After the statement given by Mr. Brady, he mentioned that he had already informed PM Johnson and that the vote should take place as soon as possible.
However, the vote will be a secret ballot. Allowing even those who openly pledge allegiance to him to withdraw their support if they so want. And if he fails, a battle to replace him as party leader and prime minister will be held. The last vote of no confidence was held in a similar manner. And then Prime Minister Theresa May had overcome the blow but was forced to resign six months later.