The pressure on Boris Johnson continues to increase: his celebration antics during the corona lockdown could actually cost the British Prime Minister his head. His Conservative Party is putting him before a vote of no confidence - already tonight.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was heavily criticized in the "Partygate" affair, has to face a vote of no confidence from his Conservative Party in the evening. The head of the responsible party committee, Graham Brady, announced that the necessary number of corresponding applications from Tory MPs had been reached.
After a period of calm, displeasure with Johnson over the "Partygate" affair rose again after the publication of an investigation report. The illegal celebrations at the London seat of government during the Corona lockdown testified to leadership failure and a lack of judgment, according to the report by top official Sue Gray. The events fell far short of the expected standards. There was some excessive alcohol consumption. The official wrote that many people were dismayed by the behavior at the heart of the government.
Johnson has repeatedly apologized for violating strict contact restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic. However, he refuses to resign. The government faces too many challenges and it is irresponsible to run from them.
Meanwhile, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended Johnson against poor polls and boos. "Politicians don't expect to be popular all the time," Shapps told the BBC. "Governing a country is a job where you often have to make difficult decisions."
Johnson was loudly booed on Friday when he arrived at the Thanksgiving Mass for Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign in London. A survey commissioned by the "Sunday Times" also predicts that Johnson's Conservative Party will face a severe defeat in an upcoming by-election for a parliamentary seat.