Totally and utterly toast
Worse result than Thatcher's VONC
Worse result than Major's VONC
Worse result than May's VONC
And they all ended with the same outcome, eventually.
The worst possible person at the worst possible time.They were all completely different circumstances.
Thatcher had been PM for over 10 years. She fatally roughshod over her biggest cabinet supporters. She was wrongly deluded by believing she didn't need or would ignore their input.
Arch enemy Heseltine, seized the moment.
John Major was ousted because people were fed up of the sleeze in the later years of 17 years of Tory government. Blair seemed an attractive alternative at the time.
May, didn't want Brexit and was paralyzed by losing her majority. Nothing was ever going to get through parliament when that government was being throttled by the opposition.
I personally don't care if Boris goes, but I will say no PM as had so many major events to deal with since the 2nd WW imo. He got some things right, and fucked up plenty more.
I don't see him surviving this time.
Maybe those who voted against him did so because they're not on the payrollThere are just shy of 170 Tory MPs on "payroll".
Including Ministers and Whips, PPSs, Trade Envoys and Party Vice-chairs.
They are not allowed, under the Ministerial Code to vote against the PM in a VONC.
If they did want to, then they would have to resign their position first.
The overwhelming majority of those who opposed the VONC will have been "payroll".
Obliged to back him.
Just a handful of backbenchers "supported" the PM.
Wonder if there were a few new "payroll" jobs handed out yesterday?
However BJ dresses this up, it was a complete disaster for him...
Fair play to them for sticking their neck out, unlike so many that appear to have been bought off with the promise of extra finance for their constituency.I wrote to mine to say going public with his dislike of Boris made him sound like a mardy arse jilted girl friend
I also am awaiting a reply
I don’t know what Hackney thinks is funny about the truth. Do you think he thinks elections are not rigged ? No one is that daft surely !Johnson just does as he is told, just like all the other World leaders, It does not matter who votes ,just who counts the votes.