After the Tory corruption scandal, apparently falling asleep maskless next to David Attenborough, and Peppa Pig-gate, this should be no surprise at all:
‘a dozen Tory MPs have sent in letters of no confidence' in @BorisJohnson.
Could he be gone by Christmas?
— James Foster (@JamesEFoster) November 23, 2021
Tories don’t like to be a laughing-stock – especially when the ridicule is coming from the mainstream UK media they demand must be loyal to them.
So the letters of ‘no confidence’ have started to arrive.
Only 15 per cent of Conservative MPs need to send such a letter to the chair of their backbench 1922 Committee – that would be 55 letters – for a vote of ‘no confidence’ to be triggered.
On his current performances, it is a vote that Boris Johnson is unlikely to win.
But who could possibly replace him?
Not Rishi Sunak, it seems. His star appears to be falling:
Rishi Sunak's net favourability rating enters negative territory (-3) for the first time since March 2020
— YouGov (@YouGov) November 23, 2021
Probably not any of the other Cabinet members, either:
Majority of UK voters think the govt is corrupt, poll finds.
People can smell the stench of corruption, it’s over all institutions of govt.
We need politics which prioritises people rather than the interests of big corporations.
Time to take back control.https://t.co/jLqVkGWMWt
— Prem Sikka (@premnsikka) November 23, 2021
I hear Jeremy Hunt may be positioning himself for a bid – but we all remember how, as Health Secretary, he spent years preparing the NHS for the privatisation that the Tories have just voted in – don’t we?
Anyway: a Tory leadership battle is still a long way away. And when it comes, it will just be a matter of replacing the current poster boy for neoliberalism with a new disciple of Ayn Rand, Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.
For now, we can look forward to a protracted period of Tory backstabbing as they all jockey for position to take over, and Johnson himself tries to foil them – by any means available:
If Spaffer knows these letters have been written then what is to come is going to be nasty – at the moment UK has a psychopath for a leader – as from tonight we now have a Paranoid Psychopath for a leader and that is dangerous.
— Carole Hawkins (@hawkins_carole) November 23, 2021
It’s scant comfort after the brutal double-rape and murder of our health and social care systems over the last two days.
But This Writer would still be buying popcorn if I wasn’t stuck in self-isolation for another eight days.
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