Scheming Boris Johnson could call early general election to foil ‘no confidence’ vote in him

Last Updated: April 24, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Boris Johnson: in his mind, he is more important than the good of the UK, the Conservative Party, or anything else. He would take us all down just to keep power for himself.

Boris Johnson may be planning to call a general election in early 2023, to stave off attempts to depose him by fellow Conservative MPs, it seems.

The Mail is reporting that 46 letters calling for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Johnson’s leadership have been sent to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the backbench Conservative 1922 Committee – just eight short of the total needed for a vote.

The paper is saying party whips think it is inevitable that he will face a vote that could remove him from the Tory Party leadership – and end his term as prime minister.

But it is saying the final letters needed may only arrive if the Conservatives lose a by-election in Wakefield in June.

This Writer reckons it could come in the beginning of May, if the Tories lose hundreds of council seats (as expected) and if Johnson receives more fines for having attended lockdown-busting Downing Street parties.

The revelation makes it clear that Johnson is not interested any desire by the public for the government to “get on and focus on the issues on which we were elected”; his only concern is that he must retain power for himself.

If an early election is called, it will be because Johnson thinks his opponents will have to back off; there would not be enough time for a new leader to become established before voters went to the polls.

But it means the UK would not have the time to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic – or to forget Johnson’s disastrous mishandling of it.

Nor would Rishi Sunak be able to woo voters with the one per cent income tax cut he is promising in 2024.

Without these incentives to vote Tory, and with the party likely to be reeling from the loss of hundreds of councillors – and possibly Wakefield – along with the ongoing fallout from Partygate, a Conservative victory would seem unlikely.

But it also seems clear that Boris Johnson would happily wager the future of his party against his own career. That’s the kind of man he is.

Source: Boris Johnson ‘plots early general election to see off leadership rivals’ as Partygate trundles on | Daily Mail Online

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  1. outtheredude April 25, 2022 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I think Boris Johnson (incompetent Tory PM) should remain in charge of the Tory party, just so that they self destruct under his “leadership” to give Labour a chance of both getting in and getting it’s soul back, through renewed confidence that they stand a chance against the Tory led PR machine.

    (Hoping for similar to what happened to the Germans during WWII once Hitler’s ego started writing cheques his German war machine’s bodies couldn’t cash).

    Also, just imagine what could happen if a competent Tory, who knows full well what they’re doing, was put in charge of Britain as PM in place of Boris.

    (Think of the last 12 years plus, only worse).

  2. El Dee April 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    It would be difficult enough for any party to win an election after having 13 years in office but having overseen austerity, Brexit turmoil and COVID this is an extremely tall order when the public might be feeling like having a change anyway. Of course Johnson IS still popular with many who can see him doing no wrong and might still remember that Labour wanted to reverse Brexit (well, Starmer did) An early election might not be as clear cut as anyone wants. I could see a weaker Tory Government continuing on and perhaps having to reach out to the extremists in NI again (would they even DO a deal?) Whatever happens I don’t see it being in anyone’s interests to have an early election – except Boris if he is so set on holding power personally..

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