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Will Cummings bring Johnson down?

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Boris has just pulled out (f'nar, f'nar) of an event in Lancashire because a family member has tested positive for Covid. Which was predicted would happen on social media yesterday, so that he would avoid having to meet members of the public.

Of course, someone should tell him he doesn't have to self-isolate under Covid guidelines if he's in close contact or a family member tests positive as long as he is double-jabbed...
Boris obviously lying low at the moment but probably dancing a jig of delight at the focus on ex HRH Prince Andrew at the moment.
 
Nov 15, 2011
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Torygraph reporting 2 more boozy parties at no 10 the night before the Queen attended her husband’s funeral alone.

Andrew Bridgen one of Johnson’s closest Brexit mates puts in a letter of no confidence.

Tick tock
 
Jul 15, 2006
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Torygraph reporting 2 more boozy parties at no 10 the night before the Queen attended her husband’s funeral alone.

I know Boris has a decent alibi for when these took place (he was at Chequers), but this has the potential to be explosive for him - there would still be a percentage of Tory die-hards who would turn a blind eye to the shenanigans in Downing Street, but they can't if Elizabeth is added to the equation, especially the day before Philip's funeral. After all, he's the gaffer: he sets the tone. These parties took place because the organisers knew they could get away with them under his watch. As Jess Phillips said in a tweet, could you see this happening if Theresa May was still in No10?
 
Jun 28, 2011
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The latest allegations on Downing Street activities during lockdown.

Wouldn’t it be easier for the mole to leak what nights number 10 didn’t party?
 

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Going to take a long time for Sue Gray to complete the investigation as the number of "events" to be looked at increases every day. What's happening about her normal "day" job?

Maybe Boris is using this as a strategy to get him through to the next General Election (not serious comment).
 
Times Radio reports two operations under way from number10. First is a plan to fire all staff involved in the parties, and then exonerate Johnson. Second is operation red meat, a plan to urgently announce populist policies to win back approval. These include using armed forces to repel channel immigrants, plus some guarantees of future lower taxes. Won’t work imo.
 
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Nov 15, 2011
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It’s all so, what would Donald Trump do?

If you are a civil servant, now thrown under the bus by Johnson, and you have a video on your phone of a half cut Johnson singing High Ho Silver Lining with a bottle of brandy in his hand, would you now be more or less likely to send this to the Mirror?
 
Some media reports that there is no stomach amongst the majority of Tory MPs for a leadership change. Reason being no obvious successor, and the potential successors keeping their heads down because of tricky times ahead. Seems to me this is the best outcome for the opposition, as it leaves Johnson holed below the water line, permanently damaged with loss of authority. Surely an opposition’s dream situation.
 
Nov 15, 2011
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The Times yesterday said 250 tory mps want Johnson gone, but it's all about timing. They have a terrible dilemma in that its a bad time for a new leader with inflation, energy price crises, tax rises and Brexit kicking in, but the longer Johnson sticks around the more they are seen as protecting the toxic leader and the further they fall in the polls.

Apparently mps are meeting tomorrow having had feedback from constituents and agreeing a plan. I reckon they will hold fire until May but Brady apparently has 35 letters and if he gets another 19 Johnson would likely lose a vote of confidence.
 

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Some media reports that there is no stomach amongst the majority of Tory MPs for a leadership change. Reason being no obvious successor, and the potential successors keeping their heads down because of tricky times ahead. Seems to me this is the best outcome for the opposition, as it leaves Johnson holed below the water line, permanently damaged with loss of authority. Surely an opposition’s dream situation.
You know the state of British politics is grim when there is no obvious successor to Boris Johnson. God help us all. Last one out turn the lights off.
 
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