Tory civil war: MPs smoke like ‘s***show Boris by a thread’ | Politics | News

This is because the latest Savanta ComRes poll showed that two-thirds (66 percent) of adults think Boris Johnson should step down after the latest allegations. This is a 12 percent increase since their last poll at Christmas. The poll found that 42 percent of Tory voters in 2019 agreed that Johnson should resign.

Another poll by the same pollsters showed that 83 percent of adults — and 74 percent of 2019 Conservative voters — agreed it’s one rule for the government and another rule for everyone else.

Just five percent of the general public disagreed, in the survey of 1,040 UK adults on January 11, 2022.

Bookmakers have also reduced the chances of the prime minister’s resignation.

The Prime Minister has an agreement with bookmaker Paddy Power to leave his post before the end of the year (8/11), starting 5/6 before the most recent revelations.

Mr Johnson is also 10/1 (as of 25/1) to leave Downing Street already this week.

It was announced yesterday that Downing Street staff had been invited for a drink in Garden Number 10 – during the height of the lockdown in May 2020 – to “take advantage of the good weather”.

According to an email from ITV News, Martin Reynolds, Mr Johnson’s private secretary, told more than 100 Number 10 employees to “bring your own booze”.

According to ITV News, about 40 employees, including Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson, gathered in the yard to eat picnic food and drink alcohol.

Less than an hour before the alleged get-together, then-Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had reminded the public that they were only allowed to meet outdoors.

During a news conference on the coronavirus, he said: “You can meet one person outside your household in a public place outside, provided you stay two meters apart.”

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A Tory MP highlighted the split in the party when he spoke to Mail on Sunday journalist Dan Hodges, saying: “This is a ***show Dan.

“He’s hanging by a thread.

“No one is more comfortable.

“He can’t continue dumping on us.

“I think he’s reached the tipping point tbh.”

Commenting on the scathing poll, in which two-thirds of adults said Mr Johnson should resign, Chris Hopkins, Savanta ComRes’ director of political research, said the scandal “could set the wheels in motion to replace Johnson as prime minister”.

He said: “Critically, Boris Johnson can have no plausible deniability this time around because of the rumors that he and his wife attended the drinks event on May 20, while the rest of the country limited themselves to meeting just one other person outside the home socially. .

“A 12 point increase in those saying he should step down compared to Christmas Partygate is significant, but ultimately it is not the court of public opinion where Johnson will be tried; it is his own party.

“If, as it did in December, this scandal causes the Conservatives’ share of the polls to collapse, doubts among those who saw Johnson’s electoral successes as his saving grace will undoubtedly grow, and the big difference between now and early December is that the Tories have no poll to serve as a cushion to break the Prime Minister’s fall.

“Increased Labor leads to Keir Starmer in No.10 really seeing Tory backbenchers getting irritable, and they could set the wheels in motion to replace Johnson as prime minister.”

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