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Muslims across the UK have ‘no confidence’ in Keir Starmer after he supported Israel

Keir Starmer: his unthinking support for Israel may have torpedoed his electoral chances in the UK.

This should be self-explanatory:

The statement includes the following: “The letter conveys a clear and powerful message: the Muslim community in the UK has lost confidence in Keir Starmer as the Leader of the Labour Party due to his stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“It explicitly states that the Muslim community will no longer vote for the Labour Party if Keir Starmer remains in his leadership position without a substantial change in his approach to this conflict.”

It follows Keir Starmer’s comments as Labour leader last week, that Israel not only has the right to defend itself against attack from groups like Hamas, but that it may also cut off food, water and energy to Gaza – and the 2.2 million innocent people therein, half of whom are children – as part of its efforts to do so. These are war crimes.

Here’s a recording of him saying it, along with a comment pointing out the problem with his words:

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Labour subsequently provided a briefing to party representatives, detailing what they should say, if asked. It features all the phrases we’ve heard so many times already: “Israel has the right to defend itself… international law must be upheld.”

In fact it stops short of “full-throated support for Israeli war crimes and contempt for Palestinian lives”, as Karl Hansen describes it below. But…

… nor does it accept that Israel’s responses have been war crimes. The document merely repeats ad nauseum the line about its right to defend itself.

This explains much of Labour’s output since the conflict started; MPs and representatives have been singing from this hymn sheet, terrified of providing an honest opinion.

That’s probably why British Muslims are so utterly appalled and outraged.

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Muslim party members and councillors have been resigning ever since Starmer made his statement, citing Labour’s total lack of support for them and people of their ethnicity. Here’s the latest:

The first was Lubaba Khalid, formerly Young Labour’s BAME officer, on October 12.

Now it seems Labour bigwigs are going out to constituencies with large numbers of Muslims, trying to gauge the amount of damage Starmer has caused with his amateurish outburst:

And Starmer is apparently holding meetings to decide how to address the situation:

And what are the rest of us to make of this disaster?

Firstly: it could cost Labour the next general election. It only takes the lose of a few dozen votes – or a few hundred in more heavily Muslim-populated constituencies, and suddenly the party will be in deep trouble.

Secondly: it exposes Keir Starmer as a political idiot and raises significant doubts about his fitness to continue in his current role:

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Water latest: no-swim warnings and pollution hazards proliferate

Poison: people are falling ill from ingesting water polluted with raw sewage, after the Tory government allowed privatised firms to dump sewage into our rivers, untreated. Why are the Tories allowing it to go on, now the hazards are clear? Is there a financial incentive for them? What is it?

Following up on the announcement that 57 swimmers were ill after swimming in waters polluted with 39 times the normal amount of e.coli bacteria, here are a couple more news articles indicating the growing scale of the problem.

But what do the Tories get out of poisoning our waters, our land and, ultimately, us? Are they getting a backhander we can’t see? If, not, then where’s the incentive?


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After winning Tory vote, Boris Johnson vows to go straight – back to his bad old ways

Spite: instead of accepting responsibility for his failings and promising to do better, Boris Johnson is planning to suppress the rebels who humiliated him in a confidence vote.

He hasn’t learned anything at all from it and he certainly isn’t going to change.

Instead, Boris Johnson has told his Cabinet that they must suppress the row about his leadership after 41 per cent of his MPs said they had no confidence in him after the Partygate scandal.

The appropriate response would have been to accept that he had damaged his own image, to listen to criticisms and to change his behaviour – but Johnson was never going to do that.

He would have taken a single vote over the 50 per cent winning line as a glowing endorsement of his loutishness, and that is why – with only an extra 31 votes beyond that line – he has chosen to act exactly as he did before.

There will be no further reform to stop the rot in Downing Street and standards in Parliament will continue to decay under his diseased hand.

His sole response has been to tell Cabinet ministers to “draw a line” under the leadership row and get on with dealing with what he says people want.

So idiots like Dominic Raab have been going out to the media, saying there is no credible alternative to Boris Johnson’s leadership – which is grimly hilarious.

“There Is No Alternative” was a catchphrase of David Cameron’s government, that inflicted austerity on the UK – an austerity that still afflicts the country, by the way; none of his and George Osborne’s changes have been repealed.

In fact, of course, there were credible alternatives to the “Starve the Beast” economic policy that put the UK on its back during those bad days – and Osborne’s period as Chancellor is rightly derided by many economists.

And the Tory rebels haven’t gone away. After winning a larger proportion of the vote – from a larger Parliamentary contingent – than voted against Theresa May in 2018 (who, as everyone and their dog told us repeatedly yesterday, was out within six months of her own confidence vote), they are now agitating to change the 1922 Committee’s rules so that another confidence vote may happen sooner than in a year’s time.

In Parliament itself, the Liberal Democrats are tabling their own “no confidence” vote that would allow MPs from all parties a chance to vote on Johnson’s future as prime minister – but this is only likely to go forward if Labour gets behind it, and Keir Starmer is sitting on the fence again.

Starmer may see a tactical advantage in leaving Johnson where he is; Labour may win a general election against a prime minister who has been weakened by a confidence vote and by whatever failings he inflicts on the UK in the future (his new version of ‘right to buy’ will be one such disaster).

But of course the public is able to see such manoeuvrings for what they are: cynical politicking that ignores the good of the nation. How could we vote for the person behind it?

Looking further ahead, Johnson will face the humiliation of the expected by-election losses on June 23.

And then he will face investigation by a Parliamentary committee charged with ruling on whether he broke the Ministerial Code. If the finding goes against him, he’ll have to resign anyway.

And after his anti-corruption champion resigned yesterday, saying that this was because Johnson broke the Ministerial Code, it seems that result is already locked in.

Boris Johnson is on borrowed time and the best he can do now is try to salvage what little is left of his good name before slinking back into history’s shadows.

And he’s the only one who doesn’t seem to know it.

Johnson wanted us to think he was another Churchill. But he turned out to be more like Lord Haw-Haw.

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Boris Johnson wins ‘no confidence’ vote. What now?

Boris Johnson has won/lost a vote of ‘no confidence’ in his leadership of the Conservative Party – and of the Conservative government – but it’s not really enough.

The vote was split between 211 for the prime minister and 148 against. That’s just 31 more people for him than the number needed to gain a victory.

It is a much worse performance than Theresa May’s in 2018 – and she lasted just six months afterwards.

Where she won 63 per cent of the vote, Johnson could only scrape up 59 per cent.

The prime minister’s position will still be uncertain, going into the future. He’ll be asked to change his ways to a huge extent – and it is not certain that he is even capable of doing so.

And there’s the question of his breaking the Ministerial Code; the government’s anti-corruption champion has resigned, saying that Johnson was guilty of a breach that means he should resign too. A committee of MPs is set to examine whether he breached the Code over the next few months – and may compel him to resign as prime minister if they find against him.

The vote has also generated a huge amount of enmity between Conservative MPs.

BBC Newsnight’s political editor Nicholas Watt says supporters of Boris Johnson were intensely angry.

He reported that one ally of Johnson said his colleagues were “lying snakes” while another strong supporter said he could “throttle” those MPs who “want to hand our country to a coalition of Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats”.

That’s not going to happen any time soon; the huge Tory majority in Parliament remains.

But no matter what the result, a shadow is hanging over the Conservative Party – and the Conservative government – and is likely to remain until the next general election at least.

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‘Excoriating’ memo damns Boris Johnson ahead of ‘no confidence’ vote

Oh dear: has Boris Johnson seen the memo attacking him on Tory WhatsApp groups?

A memo entitled ‘Conservative leadership’ and shredding Boris Johnson’s record is allegedly spreading like wildfire among Tory MPs ahead of a ‘no confidence’ vote in the PM’s leadership.

Written by an anonymous Conservative MP, the 758-word document has been spreading on Tory WhatsApp groups.

It states that the man once dubbed “Big Dog” is “no longer an electoral asset”.

The Telegraph obtained a copy and published some of the contents:

Citing a survey suggesting that 27 per cent of Tory voters think the Prime Minister should resign, the memo read: “The booing of Boris Johnson at the Jubilee Thanksgiving service tells us nothing that data does not. There is no social group that trusts him, with even 55 per cent of current Conservatives calling him untrustworthy, against only 25 per cent saying he is trustworthy.”

The so-called “greased pig” was slipping – even in the minds of patriots, it seemed.

The damning memo predicted: “If left in post, will lead the Party to a substantial defeat in 2024. He will lose Red Wall seats (with majorities under 10,000) to Labour, and Blue Wall seats (majorities up to 20,000) to the Liberal Democrats.

“At least 160 MPs are at risk (all majorities under 10k, and LD-facing majorities under 20k). Furthermore, tactical voting, so devastating in 1997, is returning and could turn a defeat into a landslide.”

Arguing that ‘partygate’ represented “a major breach of trust with the British population, including 2019 Conservatives, many of whom have abandoned the party already”, it questioned Mr Johnson’s ability to win trust back, pointing out that a forthcoming investigation by the Privileges Committee could still prove damning.

“The entire purpose of the Government now appears to be the sustenance of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister,” it added, pointing out that “MPs are having to defend the indefensible, not for the sake of the party, but for one man”.

It also made the point that Mr Johnson “is the only Minister given negative ratings by activists in the ConHome ratings, meaning he is dragging everyone else down”.

The memo reached the stark conclusion: “The only way to end this misery, earn a hearing from the British public, and restore Conservative fortunes to a point where we can win the next General Election, is to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.”

Source: The excoriating memo spreading like wildfire on Tory WhatsApp groups that damned Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption champion quits – calls on PM to resign

John Penrose: when the Anti-Corruption Champion resigns because of the behaviour of the prime minister, it can only mean that he has found the PM to be corrupt.

Is this the killing blow against Boris Johnson?

The government’s anti-corruption champion has resigned, saying it is clear that Johnson has broken the Ministerial Code and the only honourable choice for the PM is to step down as well.

John Penrose, MP for Weston-Super-Mare, has himself suffered criticism related to corruption because he is married to Dido Harding who – as the person in charge of the government’s disastrous ‘test and trace’ strategy – wasted £37 billion of public money on a system that did not work at all.

But he has salvaged his reputation today by making it clear that he considers Boris Johnson to be unfit to lead the Conservative Party or the country – and that his reason for believing this is corruption.

In a letter to Johnson, published on Twitter, he stated: “It wouldn’t be honourable or right for me to remain as your Anti-Corruption Champion… nor for you to remain as Prime Minister either.”

He wrote: “My reason for stepping down is your public letter last week, replying to your independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code about the recent Sue Gray Report into ‘partygate’.

“In it you addressed the concerns over the Fixed Penalty Notice you paid, but not the broader and very serious criticisms of what the Report called ‘failures of leadership and judgment’ and its conclusion that ‘senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture’.

“You will know (and your letter to your Adviser on the Ministerial Code explicitly says) that the Nolan Principles of Public Life are absolutely central to the Ministerial Code, and that the seventh of them is ‘Leadership’.

“So the only fair conclusion to draw from the Sue Gray Report is that you have breached a fundamental principle of the Ministerial Code – a clear resigning matter.

“But your letter to your independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code ignores this absolutely central, non-negotiable issue completely. And, if it had addressed it, it is hard to see how it could have reached any other conclusion than that you had broken the code.”

Mr Penrose listed some of what he considered to be Johnson’s achievements, but then stated: “I hope you will understand that none of these can excuse or justify a fundamental breach of the Ministerial Code. As a result, I’m afraid it wouldn’t be honourable or right for me to remain as your Anti-Corruption Champion after reaching this conclusion, nor for you to remain as Prime Minister either.

“I hope you will now stand aside so we can look to the future and choose your successor.”

Damning words.

They make it clear that the government’s Anti-Corruption Chief considered Johnson to be corrupt according to the rules.

And they state that the prime minister should resign ahead of today’s vote on his future. Staying on to await the result of a ballot would be dishonourable and wrong.

Johnson now sits on the horns of a dilemma. Should he resign now, on Penrose’s advice? Or should he try to brazen it out and tempt the wrath of backbenchers incensed at being asked to support somebody who is dishonourable and corrupt?

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D-Day for Boris Johnson as he faces ‘no confidence’ vote TODAY

Boris Johnson: we all think it’s time for him to go – but will Tory backbenchers have the courage to remove him?

Plans by the Tory leadership to shore up Boris Johnson’s popularity among backbenchers with a series of policy announcements have been foiled after it was revealed that a vote of “no confidence” in the prime minister has already been triggered.

Supporters of Johnson in the Cabinet spent last week – while Parliament was in recess – saying there was not enough support for a vote, then did a sharp u-turn last night to admit that one may happen later this week if enough letters arrive with 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady.

But this morning (Monday, June 6), Sir Graham announced that he has already received more than enough letters to trigger a vote and it will happen between 6pm and 8pm today:

From what he said, it seemed that Johnson would have an opportunity to speak to Tory backbenchers this afternoon, before the vote takes place – and this has since been confirmed; he’ll make a speech at them, starting at 4pm.

According to the BBC, a spokesperson at 10 Downing Street has said he “welcomes the opportunity to make his case to MPs”, and that tonight’s vote is “a chance to end months of speculation and allow the government to draw a line and move on”.

Whichever way the vote goes, that will be true – meaning the government may find itself moving on without its current leader.

Boris Johnson’s team has already sent a message to all the party’s MPs, laying down a series of reasons for them to support him – and they are nonsense.

The document says the government wants to concentrate on the war in Ukraine – in which the UK is not even a participant – and on the cost-of-living crisis at home – that Johnson’s government created.

Judging by his recent record, it seems clear that the current prime minister can only make these matters worse.

The document says Johnson intends to reduce crime – hardly a credible pledge from a PM who has recently been fined for committing a crime, reducing taxes – an incredible claim from the leader who has increased the tax burden on us by more than any other in the last 40 years at least, and cutting NHS waiting times – that Johnson increased exponentially by failing to support the health service properly during the Covid-19 crisis.

On Covid itself, the document claims Johnson dealt with the “biggest peacetime crisis in a generation” with a rapid vaccines rollout and “unprecedented” help for workers and businesses – but we know that he spaffed billions on contracts with fake companies run by crony Conservatives, while starving the NHS of resources, causing the deaths of nearly 200,000 UK citizens who would have been alive today if the country had had a competent leader.

And it says if a full leadership contest is triggered, it will lead to “civil war” in the party, benefiting the Labour opposition – and again, this is not true. The leadership contest that elected Johnson himself was run in an orderly manner over a short period of time and Labour did not enjoy a boost (although this may have been because turncoats in that party were deliberately trying to hinder then-leader Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of success).

“Under Boris Johnson’s leadership”, the document states, “we secured the biggest Conservative majority since 1987”. That’s right – because Johnson falsely presented himself as a man of the people. He has since been proved to be out-of-touch with the rest of us and interested only in furthering his own personal ambitions rather than serving the UK.

“We got Brexit done,” the document states, as if shrinking the economy by four per cent, creating huge customs backlogs at our borders, creating an inflationary spiral due to huge goods supply problems and dragging Northern Ireland back towards the bad days of the “Troubles” is an achievement.

“We unlocked more rapidly [after Covid] and restored our freedoms more quickly than other countries” it continues, neglecting to mention that Johnson tried to pull the UK out of lockdown too soon, thereby triggering a huge spike in infections over the winter of 2020-21 that caused tens of thousands more excess deaths than needed to take place.

“We are standing up to Putin, arming Ukraine with huge military support” – that has focused the Russian dictator’s eye on the UK with a view to taking military action against us. Any such action would be like one of us swatting a fly as Russia outguns the UK massively – “and humanitarian help” that is only just beginning to be felt after Tory claims to be the first to provide such help were proven to be false.

“We are delivering cost of living help” after being shamed into a u-turn over a windfall tax on profiteering energy firms to provide the funding for it.

“Boris Johnson has an unmatched electoral record – and he will win again,” the document states at a time when the Tories are living in the shadow of two expected by-election defeats later this month.

The document also states that the controversy over his law-breaking and lying to Parliament is no more than a “distraction” when in fact it proves that he is crooked and corrupt.

Tory backbenchers are also being told that there is no potential leader in Parliament who would be able to take over – but that has already been contradicted by at least one senior member: Sir Roger Gale said he believed there were some “very good alternatives to the prime minister” within the party.

He said: “There is a list of people … Any single one of those people in my view would make a better prime minister than the one that we’ve got at the moment… I think we’re spoilt for choice.”

Another leading Tory, Andrew Bridgen, has said he will be voting against Johnson because the row over Boris Johnson breaching lockdown rules and allowing further breaches by his staff is likely to drag on. “I don’t think people are going to forgive and forget.

“It’s not normal for a Conservative PM to be booed outside St Paul’s Cathedral.”

He also criticised “intimidation within the party to suppress the letters” which triggered the no confidence ballot.

Johnson needs to win support from a majority of Conservative MPs in order to remain in 10 Downing Street – that’s 180 votes or more. At the time of writing, just 50 have declared support for him.

Even if he wins – securing a period of grace (as Sir Graham Brady described it) of one year in which no further ‘no confidence’ vote may be triggered against him, Johnson may still be ejected from Number 10 sooner.

Theresa May won a confidence vote easily in December 2018 – but six months later she was no longer prime minister.

Whatever happens later today, it seems clear that Boris Johnson’s remaining time in 10 Downing Street will be short. Perhaps his party should put us all out of our misery and end it now.

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Confidence vote in Boris Johnson may be inevitable – but when should it be?

Boris Johnson: what will it take to get him ousted from 10 Downing Street – and do Conservative backbenchers have the necessary qualities?

So much for Priti Patel’s claim that speculation about a confidence vote in Boris Johnson is a “sideshow”.

So much for Dominic Raab’s claim that such debate was just “Westminster talking to itself”.

Now government ministers are giving up their demand that such a vote simply will not happen and, in a major u-turn, they are accepting that it will.

The big question is: when?

According to the BBC,

Within government, some concede a vote could be triggered in the coming days “by accident” – not because of well organised rebellion from a section of the party, but because enough disparate groups of MPs are fed up enough to submit a no confidence letter.

One of the rebels admitted to the BBC the most likely outcome of a confidence vote this week was a victory for the prime minister – but that Tory MPs couldn’t sit on their hands any longer and wait for the next crisis before making a move.

Others think if a tipping point isn’t reached this week, the best opportunity for rebels could come later this month, after the result of two by-elections triggered by Tory MPs standing down from Parliament.

There is a realistic chance the Conservatives will lose both Wakefield (a previous red wall seat that Labour will want to win back) and Tiverton and Honiton (a previous Tory safe seat in Devon, where many believe the Liberal Democrats are on course for another coup).

If the prime minister was seen to be losing in both the north and the south of England, it would likely lead to more of his MPs concluding he is no longer an election winner who can keep them in power.

Johnson and his supporters are pulling out all the stops to win round the waverers.

In the coming week they will unveil plans to tackle the Covid-19-triggered NHS backlog – but this will just repeat a false claim that unpopular tax increases are being used to cut waiting lists.

And a major review into NHS management will propose an overhaul of NHS leadership structures to helping failing trusts replicate those that are performing best. Another advance for private health structures that benefit nobody but corporate shareholders?

Johnson is also set to launch new “right to buy” home ownership schemes, allowing people who rent from housing associations to buy those houses, for example. This will be a huge political own goal as the original “right to buy” policy championed by Margaret Thatcher created huge housing problems for the UK.

So the government, in trying to neutralise dissent, may in fact cause a larger rebellion with these short-sighted and ridiculous plans.

But This Writer reckons the time for a confidence vote will be after the Tories lose Wakefield and Tiverton & Honiton on June 23.

Polling over the weekend has shown the Conservatives on course for a humiliating defeat in Wakefield, and it seems several MPs from the 2019 general election intake have said they will not submit a letter of “no confidence” until after such a result.

According to The Guardian,

“The red wall MPs who are wavering are looking only at Wakefield,” one MP said. “Only then will the penny drop that he is not actually popular at all.”

One minister said the residual loyalty to Johnson was now very thin even among his supporters. “Of course, stuff is going to catch up with him. He’s toast. Everyone is tired of the drama. The only question is whether he manages to get through the election and to be able to get a bit longer in No 10 before we get rid of him. We won’t stand this shit forever.”

One wonders what “shit” that MP is describing – the drama, or the prime minister creating it?

Either way, it seems the best bet is to wait until after the by-elections.

But then there’s the question of whether the vote will be triggered by accident, due to a lack of co-ordination by Tory rebels.

If he wins a “no confidence” vote, his own party will not be able to trigger another one for an entire year.

It seems tragically possible that Johnson could be allowed to continue wrecking the UK because of exactly the kind of incompetence for which he himself is justly infamous.

Source: Johnson prepares fightback as allies admit confidence vote now very likely

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Who’s coming out against Boris Johnson today? Here’s Andrea Leadsom

Happier times: Boris Johnson endorsed Andrea Leadsom’s bid to become Tory leader in 2016 and in 2019, after her bid failed, she came out for him. But in the wake of Partygate she has turned against the current Conservative leader and prime minister – and she’s just one among many.

Senior Tory Andrea Leadsom has become the 40th to attack Boris Johnson over the so-called Partygate scandal, it has been claimed.

Johnson has refused to resign after an investigation by senior civil servant Sue Gray found that significant failures of leadership, both political and official, had made possible a party culture in 10 Downing Street at a time when the rest of the UK was in lockdown.

This follows a previous refusal to resign after Johnson himself was fined for having taken part in this party culture, attending a birthday event for himself in 2020.

The Gray report also mentions many other occasions in which Johnson attended parties, but the Metropolitan Police, who investigated crimes, have unaccountably failed to take action against him over these other events.

In a letter to constituents, Leadsom stated,

“It is painfully clear to me that given the extent and severity of rule-breaking taking place over a 20-month period, it is extremely unlikely that senior leaders were unaware of what was going on.

“The conclusion I have drawn from the Sue Gray report is that there have been unacceptable failings of leadership that cannot be tolerated and are the responsibility of the prime minister.”

She added that she and all Conservative MPs “must now decide on what is the right course of action that will restore confidence in our government”.

But she stopped short of saying that she has submitted a letter of “no confidence” to Sir Graham Brady, chair of the Tory backbench 1922 committee. 54 such letters will trigger a vote that could remove Johnson from power.

One of the 2019 intake of new Tory MPs, Elliot Colburn, showed no such reticence on Monday when he became the 27th Conservative Parliamentarian we know to have done so.

Two others also came out in criticism of Johnson.

This means 27 MPs have now publicly called for the prime minister to go – but the total number of letters submitted (known only to Brady) is likely to be much higher.

Before previous Tory leader and prime minister Theresa May faced her “no confidence” vote, only 24 letters were known to have been submitted but in fact 48 had been handed in.

And some MPs have said they would not reveal their own opinions on the matter until after Parliament returns from recess next week, which suggests that they may be gauging public reaction in their own constituencies ahead of submitting “no confidence” calls.

Downing Street is said to be likely to be preparing for a possible leadership vote, with Tory grandee Lord Hague suggesting it could be as early as next week or as late as the end of June.

The developments are coming thick and fast. Is it just a matter of time before the Conservative Czar of Corruption faces a revolution that he has brought on himself?

Source: Ex-cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom is 40th Tory MP to come out against PM over partygate

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#Tories are ignoring the message of the #NorthShropshire by-election – but YOU can bring it home to them


It must take years – maybe decades – of practice to be this ignorant.

After Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan humiliated the Conservatives in one of their heartlands – North Shropshire, defeating their candidate with the seventh-biggest vote swing in by-election victory, Tory chairman Oliver Dowden appeared on the morning media round, telling us all that his party had heard voters’ message “loud and clear”.

He then demonstrated, loud and clear, that his party was ignoring the message of the by-election and would carry on as though nothing had happened.

According to the Mirror,

he claimed the circumstances were “unique” and Boris Johnson “has the vision to get us through this period. He added: “Voters are clearly fed up and they want us to get on with the job and focus on the job.”

Oh, really?

On BBC Breakfast, Dowden said, “Voters … were fed up with a byelection that was called because of sleaze allegations; they were fed up with all the sort of stories that are going on at the moment.”

Elsewhere, 78-year-old Tory veteran Sir Roger Gale told the BBC’s Today programme that Boris Johnson had taken “two strikes” this week, with his own party’s rebellion against him over new Covid-battling measures and the by-election: “One more strike and he’s out.”

He said: “The Conservative Party has a reputation for not taking prisoners. If the Prime Minister fails the Prime Minister goes.

“We got rid of a good Prime Minister to install Mr Johnson.” [If he really thinks that, then perhaps he should go, too. Theresa May was considered the worst British prime minister since Lord North.]

“Mr Johnson has to prove he’s capable of being a good Prime Minister, and at the moment it’s quite clear the public don’t think that’s the case.”

Clearly, even though he was taking a harder line, this MP was showing that he hasn’t got the message either.

Voters don’t want Boris Johnson to have another chance because they know he’ll only mess it up and create worse problems for us. We want him to go now.

On the social media, members of the public are sending messages to their Tory MPs, saying Johnson has done enough harm to the UK – after the by-election result was announced, they were being called “unforced errors”.

Certainly the scandals over his alleged Christmas parties, over his redecoration of the Downing Street flat he occupies, and over corruption (that led to the resignation of Owen Paterson and the calling of the North Shropshire election) were all such “unforced errors”.

And while Dowden was happy to trot out the sad old 2019 election line that Johnson managed to “get Brexit done”, we now know that his Brexit is a huge attack on our living standards that will reduce the UK economy by four per cent – double the effect of the Covid pandemic that caused whole industries to collapse overnight.

This Writer would certainly encourage anybody who’s had enough of Johnson to write to their MP – if that person is a Tory – and ask them to hand a letter of ‘no confidence’ in to the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee, who will call a vote on it if 54 such notes are received.

You can contact your MP via WriteToThem.com.

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