“Partygate” no-confidence vote against Johnson within reach?

“Partygate” no-confidence vote against Johnson within reach?

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  • Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Great Britain, speaks during a press conference at Downing Street . Photo: Leon Neal/PA Wire/dpa

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Half of the necessary letters from his own party have already arrived. Will there now be a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson after all the “Partygate” scandals?


London is counting letters: After the reputation-damaging “Partygate” report on lockdown parties in Downing Street, a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to be within reach .

According to Sky News, 27 MPs from Johnson’s Tory party publicly demanded his resignation, as reported by the broadcaster. If at least 27 MPs from his party send a letter to the relevant committee and thus withdraw their confidence in Johnson, there will be a vote of no confidence.

During the course of Monday, three new critics were added, including the prominent Brexit supporter Andrew Bridgen. “I and other colleagues have submitted letters over the past few days and it may well be soon enough to trigger a vote of no confidence,” he said. According to Sky News, twelve other party colleagues should at least question Johnson’s position.

Almost reached the threshold?

Since not all MEPs are publicly expressing their criticism, several observers expect that the threshold has almost been reached and is already in a vote of no confidence could be called next week. However, a few months ago – after the initial outrage over the “Partygate” affair – there was also this expectation, which ultimately did not come true.

Graham Brady, the chair of the relevant committee, would call the vote of no confidence if he received enough letters. He is expected to do so no earlier than early next week, when Parliament will reconvene so as not to overshadow the upcoming Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee celebrations. A vote of no confidence would require at least half of his faction to vote against Johnson to remove him from office. (dpa)

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