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Johnson says he intends to stay on as PM despite revolt

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Boris Johnson's ego is unquenchable. The only way he'll leave is if he's carried out of Downing Street.

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Johnson is like day old Sushi

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As many “leaders” suffer from a narsasitc personality it’s no surprise. It’s the leaders that don’t have this personality disorder that stand out.

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I understand that Michael Gove Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government of the United Kingdom has been sacked by Johnson.

Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) - 6 July 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVyUMjcnNvQ&t=94s

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Blighty Brexits stage left.

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The man has the hide of a rhinoceros. And the brain of one, too.

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There was recent vote of no confidence taken against PM Johnson.

His ministers supported him then.

I wonder what has led to their change of heart so quickly?

Could it be that they hung around just long enough to secure good jobs and perks before they jumped ship?

Or could it be that their love for country and the Westminster system overcame their reluctance to walk?

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Did he do his “well, I…buh buh, you have to understand… buh buh buhbuh buh…” routine? Toerag.

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BoJon is right for sticking to his guns! He should not resign. He is a rare politician who does what he says. I look forward to seeing a great British and American relationship bloom when he is Prime Minister and when Donald Trump returns to the White House! Roll on 2024! These are the two greatest politicians who have moral and conviction!

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BOJO and the Orange buffoon are both examples of just how far in life a middling intellect (In Don’s case that’s a massive overstatement of his intelligence) can go when lacking any sense of shame or morality.

In short: sociopaths simply have no conscience and thus no concern for the impact of their decisions on others. Therefore they are willing to do the shameless, the unthinkable in order to maintain their positions of power.

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‘Sinking ships fleeing the rat’.

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With resignations (currently) standing at a staggering 44, it this not a night of the "long knives" but a night of the "cutlery shop".

Some say that they will need to carry him out of No10, but me thinks that his ego will simply not go through the door and that they will need to tear down the whole facade of the building.

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I'm with Bojo also, you have to have balls to run this parliament and Bojo has them in spades. Don't forget ALL the scandals were caused by the rats that have now resigned, Sunak was fined by police for having a covid party, Gove has been rejected 3 times, Javid messed up with incompetent advisers on his team...

It would be a great injustice to the kingdom if Bojo had to go but the muppets stay. BTW 1922 already said they won't change the rule, so the muppets' only options left is to destabilize the party, and threaten the party and country with mayhem.

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At this point it almost seems that Johnson believes he is a President, not a PM. With almost half the cabinet gone, the UK barely has a government.

Johnson will be gone before next week. The world is in a perilous state and needs strong democratic nations with functioning governments.

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Watch out for the Pincher guys!

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Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said late Tuesday that Johnson's time is finally up.

“It’s a bit like the death of Rasputin: He’s been poisoned, stabbed, he’s been shot, his body’s been dumped in a freezing river, and still he lives,’’ Mitchell told the BBC. “But this is an abnormal prime minister, a brilliantly charismatic, very funny, very amusing, big, big character. But I’m afraid he has neither the character nor the temperament to be our prime minister.”

This sums Johnson up.

Johnson is resilient , hard as nails, whatever is thrown at him he swats aside.

Yesterdays Prime Minsters questions is an example,

Look to the betting odds of Johnson being ousted as Leader of the Conservatives in 2022 - 1/50, for every £50 bet you get back £1. Bookie rarely get it wrong.

The only way that Johnson is going to leave office is if he resigns.

In the last 24 hours over 38 minsters have resigned or been sacked, historically no Prime Minster has ever remained in office after such a rebellion.

Yet Johnson remains.

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The faces on the Tory benches at PMQs was quite a sight.

Plenty of nods during Javid’s speech.

He’s lost the dressing room. Bring in Sam Allardyce.

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JimizoToday  10:18 am JST

The faces on the Tory benches at PMQs was quite a sight. 

Plenty of nods during Javid’s speech. 

He’s lost the dressing room. Bring in Sam Allardyce.

Oh, come on. No one would do a better job.

Wonder what the Z man would say about this?

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The entire government is rotten, and the opposition, all of them. Even the Greens are signed up for the Great Reset, there's no voting your way out of this. The madness will only stop when you clear them out

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Biggest UK comedian... LOL !!..

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Johnson can indeed be shameful and shameless in the same sentence, certainly in his replies to straightforward questions, was this also not summing up by SNP parliamentary Westminster leader Ian Blackford.

"It is often stated that a week is a long time in politics, but ten days is truly a life time, let face it is a minor miracle that the Prime Minster has made it though to PMQ"

Johnson did, and it least on the surface Johnson will not resign.

Dad yesterday said I am self righteous, priggish.

Has it come to the case that the Johnsons of this world will forever be forgiven by a society that will tolerate/accept his constant/blatant subterfuge?

That will also vote in the next general election to keep Johnson in office.

If Johnson refuses to resign. then threatens his back benchers with burn all bridges snap general election this theory is not so outlandish.

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Bojo's clown show drags on only as long as the clown himself refuses to leave the tent even after everyone (who is anyone) has left in fear and loathing. Johnson's ignoring the old adage of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" by turning his back on "the Govester" and giving him the sack was a recklessly overhasty move since that treacherous arch-conspirator himself keeps the sharpest knife well-hidden and harbors the ruthless ambition to elbow others out of his way to the doorstep of No 10. The "Ides of March" won't wait until next year.

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I'm with Bojo also, you have to have balls to run this parliament and Bojo has them in spades. 

No, you need ministers, and you need to command the confidence of the house. Johnson has neither.

Even the Greens are signed up for the Great Reset

Urgh, this nonsense again?

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It would be a great injustice to the kingdom if Bojo had to go but the muppets stay.

Nice insight.

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Watching Zahawi answering questions about Johnson’s honesty with comments about transparency concerning vaccines was utterly pathetic. A man now occupying arguably the second most important position in UK politics debasing himself on national TV is very worrying.

Even the Greens are signed up for the Great Reset

Have a little lie down.

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I wonder what will happen to Princess Nut Nut if Bojo has to resign.

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Democracy, love in it.

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Sh1mon M4sadaToday  09:45 am JST

I'm with Bojo also, you have to have balls to run this parliament and Bojo has them in spades. Don't forget ALL the scandals were caused by the rats that have now resigned, Sunak was fined by police for having a covid party, Gove has been rejected 3 times, Javid messed up with incompetent advisers on his team...

Boris Johnson was at at least one party himself, what's happened to Gove is nearly here not there, and as for messing up with incomptent subordinates, Johnson kept his Home Secretary on when she was found to have bullied her staff, he didn't fire Dominic Cummings after his trip during lockdown and he promoted an alcoholic sexual harasser despite knowing all about his behaviour. Balls are pretty useless without competence, common sense, honesty and integrity, none of which are qualities that Boris Johnson appears to possess - hence no one could honestly say he's running anything at the moment.

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Band on the Run comes to mind. No more party, political, or drinking. Cummings seeks revenge.

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In 11 months, they can try again. Enjoy the parties in the meantime.

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In 11 months, they can try again. Enjoy the parties in the meantime.

The Conservatives are openly talking about how they’re going to change the rules of their party for another, immediate confidence vote. Which Johnson will lose.

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Boris calls a snap general election but the queen denies causing a constitutional crisis.

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In 11 months, they can try again. Enjoy the parties in the meantime

You keep posting this.

Get a sizable bet on Johnson staying in power until at least 2023.

You will clean up if you’re right.

Good luck!

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The Conservatives are openly talking about how they’re going to change the rules of their party for another, immediate confidence vote. Which Johnson will lose.

They would need more popular support than they have for a move like that. I don’t think it will happen in the current environment.

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More ministers and junior ministers have resigned the last 24 hours than in any time in the history of the country. Only a thick skinned rhino would believe he can remain in No 10 for much longer.

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The conservatives are revolting.

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Good luck Boris, stick to your guns, the country voted you in with a massive majority, and we want to see you stay.

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It's always funny watching one of the biggest clown world nations, the UK, turn in on itself, as the contradictions inherent in neo-liberal economic policies and neo-conservative foreign policies tear at the power structures and civil society. The US is just a bigger version of this.

Whether Johnson stays or Johnson goes, it won't make a bit of difference to the trajectory the UK is on.

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BoJon is right for sticking to his guns! He should not resign. He is a rare politician who does what he says. I look forward to seeing a great British and American relationship bloom when he is Prime Minister and when Donald Trump returns to the White House! Roll on 2024!

There is definitely something Trumpian about Johnson's unwillingness to go. Historically, once the party leader lost the faith of his cabinet and the wider Party, he or she did the honourable thing.

This squalid and undignified attempt to cling to power is not quite as low as we saw in the US, but not far from it.

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@ tokyo_m

I think that the country voted the Conservatives in, not Boris. If I remember rightly, you don't get to choose your leaders in the UK, the party chooses them.

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I wonder if Boris would agree with the writer of these sentiments a decade ago when Brown was trying to cling on.

Who was the writer? Oh, that was Boris.

“The whole thing is unbelievable. As I write these words, Gordon Brown is still holed up in Downing Street. He is like some illegal settler in the Sinai desert, lashing himself to the radiator, or like David Brent haunting The Office in that excruciating episode when he refuses to acknowledge that he has been sacked. Isn't there someone – the Queen's Private Secretary, the nice policeman on the door of No 10 – whose job it is to tell him that the game is up?”

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Boris Johnson approval rating: Support for PM continues to plummet.

Public support down to 22%.

Brits vote for the party not the leader, just as in Japan.

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I think that the country voted the Conservatives in, not Boris. If I remember rightly, you don't get to choose your leaders in the UK, the party chooses them.

All true, but it was Boris that people wanted. And he's done a great job, with Brexit, with covid, and with Ukraine, no one else in the party could do what he did or be as popular. Perhaps, if the party does force him out, there ought to be another election?

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I would if Boris will be able to keep his promise of restoring expat voting rights before being dragged from No10?

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All true, but it was Boris that people wanted. And he's done a great job, with Brexit, with covid, and with Ukraine

Get those hits coming. Stir the pot with your big ole 404 error ladle.

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The 404 error types could finally find employment in the shape of a job in Johnson’s government.

Plenty of jobs available and honesty and competence are not prerequisites. The former is actually a handicap in this situation.

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Seriously the New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has told PM Johnson to go, Johnson has stumbled into the Westminster twilight zone.

'Go now' Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi tells Boris Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTXHTTxahV0

Will Johnson resign?

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Jimizo 12:35 pm JST

Watching Zahawi answering questions about Johnson’s honesty with comments about transparency concerning vaccines was utterly pathetic. A man now occupying arguably the second most important position in UK politics debasing himself on national TV is very worrying.

From 2015 to 2018 Zahawi was the chairperson of Le Cercle, a secretive right-wing "think tank" funded by the CIA.

https://declassifieduk.org/secret-cia-funded-group-linked-to-uk-ministers/

He's also founder of the notorious YouGov polling company and made a fortune through his dealings with an oil company in Kurdistan.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-minister-nadhim-zahawi-pockets-25457511

And he's been under investigation by the National Crime Authority (but he didn't know it, apparently). Worth an estimated 100m quid, by all accounts...

Democracy is dead in the UK. The country is now nothing but an oligarchy ruled by super-rich politicians who do the bidding of the billionaires behind them, all hand-in-hand with the Tory supporting media of Murdoch, Associated Newspapers and the Telegraph Media Group.

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BoJon is right for sticking to his guns!

He's turned the gun on himself and resigned.

Bye Boris.

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Bye bye Bojo!

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BBC reporting Johnson will resign.

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Indeed....

UK PM Johnson to resign on Thursday - BBC (Reuters)

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-pm-johnson-resign-bbc-2022-07-07/

Sky News Breakfast: Prime Minister rejects all calls for him to resign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ciyI9qTIA

Johnson could have run out of replacement to fill the resignations.

Could we be hours away from a sitting PM with such a majority thrown out a open window of number 10.

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Boris Johnson will resign today and would like to stay PM until the autumn when a new leader will be elected. He will issue a statement soon. Probably, he will have to go straight away and a caretaker PM in place until the autumn.

Boris Johnson is 100% responsible for his downfall.

Trump-style opposition.

London 9:32 am.

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https://twitter.com/coldwarsteve/status/1544959990846427136/photo/1

Rishi Sunak and his wife are estimated to have a joint worth of 730 million pounds. It's a little known fact that they both have green cards and are expecting to relocate permanently to the US after his political career is over. That's exactly the kind of leader Foodbank Britain needs now, a man of the people with a long term commitment to the country.

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Two working weeks before parliament's summer recess. The Tory party needs two candidates for a run-off in autumn for the new leadership.

Boris needs to go already yesterday.

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I love ColdWarSteve, he nails it every time.

https://twitter.com/coldwarsteve/status/1542118572352327682/photo/1

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Johnson will have to drive to Windsor Castle to offer his resignation to the queen.

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In 11 months, they can try again. Enjoy the parties in the meantime.

> They would need more popular support than they have for a move like that. I don’t think it will happen in the current environment.

> Good luck Boris, stick to your guns, the country voted you in with a massive majority, and we want to see you stay.

These posts aged like milk in the sun.

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So long, BOJO.

If you could be a sweetie and take the other obese freak-haired sociopath with you to "Bolivian" (as Mike Tyson called it), that would be wonderful.

Off you go. There's a good lad.

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you have to have balls to run this parliament and Bojo has them in spades

Seems that Bojo had his served to him on a silver platter. I hear the platter was mostly decorative garnish....

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These posts aged like milk in the sun.

Predictions on this site from the more shall we say ‘conservative minded’ tend to run dry.

Then the goal posts move to another future victory where all wrongs will be righted and that last laughs will flow like wine.

If only life were really like that instead of the sports league mentality.

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The country is currently without a functioning government and the secret services have expressed concern over the lack of leadership in so many ministries.

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He has agreed to resign, and will leave office some day. He’ll let everyone know when today. He will be replaced by someone even worse from his party, maybe the guy who was also fined at Partygate? That would help with the shock of Johnson withdrawal.

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Resigning ministers receive huge severance pay.

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tokyo_mToday  04:03 pm JST

"I think that the country voted the Conservatives in, not Boris. If I remember rightly, you don't get to choose your leaders in the UK, the party chooses them."

All true, but it was Boris that people wanted.

No, a large minority of English people wanted ... ahem, "Boris."

And he's done a great job, with Brexit...

Fiasco.

...with covid...,

Easy to take the credit for other people's hard work.

... and with Ukraine,

The Russians were still there last I checked.

...no one else in the party could do what he did

It takes a rare talent to pack all those scandals into just three years.

... or be as popular.

Where do you get this strange idea that he's popular?

Perhaps, if the party does force him out, there ought to be another election?

The Conservatives might manage to hold on to some seats because they've forced him out.

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