UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is close to resigning from his London office. Johnson also looks set to face the fate of his former counterparts, David Cameron and Theresa May. Many political analysts believe that the insistence of the British media and parties, and even some of Johnson’s Conservatives, on his ouster from power stems from his inability to run for office. Brexit has become the Achilles heel of the |UK government, and Johnson’s scandals have accelerated the process to the detriment of the Conservative Party.
Boris Johnson’s political credibility is on the verge of collapse.
Johnson claimed that with the UK leaving the EU, London would take great strides in the economic and security fields and see the short-term and long-term consequences of staying away from a united Europe. Its unilateral withdrawal from the EU is hampered. The problem is that Boris Johnson has held several parties in violation of quarantine laws at the height of Covid-19 restrictions. Johnson is under pressure these days to release the results of an official investigation into several quarantined parties. Sue Gary’s analysis, a senior civil servant, show that Boris Johnson violated quarantine rules.
Boris Johnson apologizes to the British
Johnson has apologized to the public for violating the law. His scandal over his violation of Covid-19 restrictions and partying has recently provoked a backlash and drastically reduced his popularity. Recent polls by Opinium show that 62% of Britons believe Boris Johnson should resign. This is the third poll in two weeks in which a majority of Britons have called for Boris Johnson to resign.
Increased criticism of Boris Johnson
Criticism of British political parties and figures for the Prime Minister is growing. The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has sharply criticized Boris Johnson, saying “his history is catching up with him.” Drakeford says lowering the Covid-19 restrictions in the UK is a distraction from Johnson’s crisis. According to him, Johnson has been fired twice from previous jobs for lying, and now everything the UK Conservative government is doing is to protect his position.
New charges against Boris Johnson
The UK government, notably Boris Johnson, is going through difficult times after the Partygate scandal. Johnson’s violation of quarantine rules, even in Covid-19, has angered various groups. Meanwhile, a Conservative lawmaker in the UK Parliament says he talks with British police over allegations that the Johnson government is trying to extort money from lawmakers suspected of attempting to oust Johnson. William Wragg, chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, also said some conservatives had been intimidated and blackmailed by government officials over the growing demand for Johnson’s removal.
Boris Johnson refuses to resign.
Boris Johnson continues to resist calls for a withdrawal, despite the release of a confidential report on the outcome of an investigation into the so-called Partygate scandal, which confirms serious negligence on the part of officials in adhering to Covid-19 rules. JOHNSON, the PM of the UK, never imagined that he would soon become an unsuccessful politician at the top of his country’s political equation. The scandal perpetrated by Boris Johnson in recent days and the revelation of numerous cases of Covid-19 violations by Johnson and his entourage during the quarantine period have created challenging conditions for him.
The defeat of Boris Johnson in the British leadership
Many British politicians, especially those from the Conservative Party, have been waiting for days to investigate recent government scandals to decide on Johnson’s political future. The results of an internal investigation report into the so-called Partygate have accused government officials at the Prime Minister’s Office and Johnson’s entourage of failing to comply with the law. The report points to the failure of the leadership in the Government. Boris Johnson has now stepped in to save his political life, saying he wants to reform Downing Street and create a government body to oversee the new rules. He has announced that he will comment in detail on these reforms in the coming days.
Boris Johnson’s government officials fail to comply with the law
The report states that officials have been unable to adhere to the rules and standards required by the Government, but not by all people, during the Covid-19 quarantine. “I get it, and I will fix it,” Johnson said. He stated that the opposition should wait for the result of the police investigation before accusing him of negligence.
Opposition parties have demanded that Boris Johnson resign.
British opposition leader Keir Starmer has accused Johnson of hiding behind a police investigation. He urged the prime minister to keep his promise to release all documents related to the scandals. He again called Johnson an inappropriate candidate for prime minister and called for his resignation. Starmer praised all British citizens who have adhered to the rules of Covid-19 and are now discouraged by their prime minister. In a heated debate in the House of Commons, Former Prime Minister Theresa May also commented that “So either my right honourable friend had not read the rules, did not understand what they meant and or did others around him. Which was it?”
Increased criticism of Boris Johnson following the publication of research results
In an internal report, Sue Gary, a senior government official in charge of investigating quarantine parties, said that “At least some of the gatherings in question represent a serious failure to observe. the high standards expected of those working at the heart of Government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time.” Gary emphasized that some of these meetings should not have taken place as they did in the end. As the police investigation is being conducted in parallel with the Gary investigation, the report is incomplete and updated.
Following the release of this report and Johnson’s statement, there was renewed criticism of him by his party colleagues. Demands for Johnson’s resignation are rising, with many British and political officials calling for him to step down, as well as the popularity of Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. But Johnson has so far resisted resignations and refused to step down.