British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under fire this Wednesday in Parliament. Photo: AFP
Boris Johnson’s government collapses and six other ministers resign as the prime minister is questioned in the House of Commons, with deputies from all parties. But he does not intend to step down and is holding back his succession and how the Conservative party will choose to emerge from the crisis. Although in total 38 officials have already resigned.
Dramatic hours are expected in Britain, including Boris’ threat to dissolve Parliament, after losing the trust of his deputies. Officially, the premier expects the elections to be held in two years.
Five ministers in Johnson’s cabinet they plan to ask him to resign after the current parliamentary questioning, because its position “is unsustainable”. He is headed by Nadhim Zahawi, who has just taken on the post of finance minister.
A chaos generated by the appointment of Chris Pincher, a Conservative Whip MP with a history of a sex offender, whom the Prime Minister ignored and lied to Parliament again.
“It is in the country’s interest that he leave,” one of the MPs from the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons told him. “The game is over. Will you still be prime minister tomorrow?” Asked lawmaker Angus Brendan MacNeil.
Despite growing demands, Boris Johnson insists on opposing the British government. Photo: REUTERS
Boris Johnson replied: “Sure. Rather than commenting on my career, I’m here to talk about what the government is doing. “
Y he kept talking about his plans in the face of the recession and the cost of living. Boris, the survivor, in action, facing an avalanche of resignations from his government team.
Labor’s Chris Bryant asked him if he had heard allegations from other ministers during his time as Prime Minister following the Chris Pincher scandal. He didn’t remember.
Boris Johnson said so I don’t see “why” you should resignwhen he was groomed by the deputies, whom he decided to call by name and not by the origin of his constituency, as established in Parliament.
The Crucial Committee 1922
The 1922 Committee, the party’s highest body, is changing the rules preventing the application of a new vote of confidence to remove Boris, who won it just a month ago, with a majority of 63.
But the trade-off was that there cannot be another vote of confidence for a year. Boris takes refuge in it prevent the initiation of removal mechanisms. As the Boris government crumbles and letters continue to arrive at the Committee asking for another vote of confidence.
The career of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. / AFP
The 1922 Committee believes that the rules can be changed quickly and on Wednesday evening they may be ready to cast a vote of confidence. The Committee met in private.
The head of the conservative bloc has arrived at Downing St. The kingdom is pierced by this dramatic political work and Parliament has joined in to force his resignation.
If Boris doesn’t step down, the Conservatives should kick him out. Being a parliamentary democracy, it is not Boris Johnson but his Tory party that wins the last election. They can elect a new leader and continue to govern or call immediate elections within 60 days.
His cabinet ministers will meet with the prime minister to ask him to step down after a day of high political volatility and a united Parliament on his departure.
Six ministers have resigned since noon. Another 30 deputies have resigned from government posts since 6:00 pm on Tuesday, in an unusual crisis that began when The prime minister was found for lying to parliament in the appointment of Chris Pincher to Whip – something like a head of deputies -, when there were allegations of sexual abuse against other lawmakers and in the British Foreign Office.
A protester protests against Prime Minister Boris Johnson this Wednesday outside Parliament in London. Photo: EFE
Michael Gove, one of Boris’ ministers and the one who betrayed him on Brexit and he forgave, has announced that he is not happy with the idea of the premier staying. He visited him to tell him that he had to go.
But in Question Time, the prime minister’s traditional Wednesday interpellation, Boris was willing not to give up when the entire House called for his resignation.
The interpellation in the House of Commons was brutal, with Labor ridiculing him and his peers by demanding his immediate resignation. Sajid Javid, Secretary of Health, has declared his resignation from the government.
“I will never risk losing my integrity,” said Sajid Javid, who could be one of the candidates to replace Boris along with the former finance minister.
“Bye Bye Boris”, the deputies shouted after Sajiv’s presentation, which was heard in absolute silence.
When the deputies called for his resignation, Boris replied: “Hold on. This is what I’m going to do.”
In this “backbenchers” revolution, conservative 1922 committee member Gary Sambrook was applauded by the entire House when he called for his resignation. It is forbidden to applaud in the House and they have been reprimanded by their president.
“Today I asked you to do an honorable thing, which is to put the interests of the nation before yours,” said the deputy.
In response, Boris referred to his successes with the budget cuts and cost of living program.
“It is not an example that the prime minister always tries to get away from the issue, always treating others for their mistakes and at least accepting responsibility and resigning,” MP Gart Sambrook asked.
Faced with demands for resignation, Boris replied: “Clearly, if there are circumstances where I feel it is impossible for the government to go ahead and fulfill the mandate we have, or if I feel that we have been frustrated in our desire to support the people. in Ukraine, then I will. But frankly … The job of a prime minister in difficult circumstances when he has a colossal mandate is to move forward, not stop. That’s what I’m going to do, “Boris said. reject his resignation.
Conservatives and Labor were united in the House by the same disenchantment with a prime minister clinging to his chair and willing to do anything, not to resign. As they say in English: “Let’s go for a murder”.
Maria Laura Avignolo