By-elections: For a country suffering Long Tory disease under Boris Johnson, Change Is Good

Last Updated: May 21, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Boris Johnson: his MPs may have given up on kicking him out but it seems the rest of us all think it’s time for him to go.

Boris Johnson is facing a double-defeat more deadly to his premiership than Partygate as the public turns against him in two by-elections.

People in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, together with Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, seem certain to turn against the Tories over the cost-of-living catastrophe, at the ballot box next month.

At a focus group in Wakefield, the problem was clearly identified as Boris Johnson. Only one voter said they would stick with the Tories; the others vowed to support Labour or abstain from voting altogether.

The vitriol directed at Johnson over Partygate was real. “Can I call him a wanker?” asked Keith.

Rishi Sunak’s star had definitely fallen too. “They’re totally out of touch, particularly those two, born with silver spoons in their mouth,” said Janet, who is on Universal Credit for the first time in her life.

Luke Tryl, director of More In Common, said: “For most, the biggest problem with Johnson and Sunak is that they were seen to be totally out of touch and unable to understand the struggles of people’s everyday lives. This is a telling reversal from last summer and beyond when in similar groups you’d hear people using phrases like ‘Our Boris’ and the sense he was one of them.”

The people mentioned in the source article don’t show any real interest or enthusiasm in Keir Starmer’s Labour – they just want a change from a Tory government that has lost ideas and appeal over its 12 years in office: Long Tory disease.

Tom added: “Change is good.”

How ironic. Johnson used the same line when he had to replace a policy chief who had spoken unwisely about Starmer.

The PM was quoting the Lion King movie, seemingly oblivious to the film’s plot of a duplicitous ruler being found out eventually.

It seems Johnson has been found out. And with no attempt being made to halt the cost-of-living crisis, it seems he may soon be voted out.

Source: Tory MPs may still be backing Boris Johnson, but focus groups are showing that voters are done with the PM

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  1. Grey Swans May 22, 2022 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Labour will support Lib Dems winning in both elections.

  2. El Dee May 24, 2022 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    We’ve had Tories governing us for 12 years so far. They’ve overseen Austerity, seen us out of the EU and all of the chaos that ensued then the lack of action over COVID and the current inactivity over the cost of fuel and the knock on effect into the economy. Aside from all the disasters people get fed up after all those years and STILL Labour struggles to lead the Tories in the polls. It seems Boris can commit any offence, lie about anything and Starmer still can’t take advantage of it. We know Boris should go, and I think if Labour want to win next time Starmer should too..

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