Sex Scandals in his government
Boris Johnson has been going from one scandal to the next for a long time now, provoking anger in the country at large. Not only the government, but the people are also tired of his inefficiencies.
A petition has been started, asking for Johnson’s resignation on the grounds of his mistakes, wrong decision-making and lack of integrity. The people have lost trust in him after his many law-breaking activities as he undercut the rules while the people suffered the consequences of the pandemic, quarantine rules legislated by the government, and financial difficulties.
The resignation petition has been supported increasingly over these 146 days and people are showing their hatred towards him in different media.
He has inflicted big blows on the country during his tenure as prime minister, such as misleading people into voting Yes for Brexit. The UK withdrawal from the EU has created the biggest hardships for the country financially against a backdrop of difficulties already created by the pandemic.
Other misled decisions include attending gatherings which came to be known as Partygate, where there was excessive use of alcohol, and holding a birthday party at a time when people faced stern lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19.
People are now expecting Boris Johnson to hand in his resignation, because they are all tired of his inefficiencies and feel that enough is enough.
Labour Party Asks Boris Johnson to Leave After Sex Scandals
The Labour party has asked Boris Johnson to resign following a plethora of misjudgements and sex scandals in his government, reducing support for his Conservative Party drastically.
Labour has also decided to block Johnson’s controversial changes to the set of rules governing over the conduct of ministers, called the ministerial code.
The opposition says amendments unveiled this week ‘waters down’ the ministerial code at a time when the prime minister’s own behaviour is under scrutiny.
Angela Rayner accused Mr Johnson of acting like a ‘tinpot despot’ after he introduced a revision that means frontbenchers will not automatically lose their jobs for ‘minor’ violations.
An update gives the PM the option of ordering a lesser sanction, such as some form of public apology, remedial action, or removal of ministerial salary for a period.
Ms Rayner said the PM’s new foreword to the code had removed “all references to integrity, objectively, accountability, transparency, honesty and leadership in the public interest.”
It comes as a parliamentary watchdog is carrying out an investigation over whether he misled Parliament over lockdown breaches in Downing Street.
Sir Keir Starmer plans to use an opposition day debate when Parliament returns from its week-long break to encourage Conservative MPs to vote and rebel against Mr Johnson’s changes.
Mr Johnson’s application of the code previously came under scrutiny when the home secretary was allowed to stay in the post despite being found to have bullied staff.
The PM stood by Priti Patel in a move that saw Sir Alex Allen, who was then the ethics adviser, resigning in November 2020.
A vote could trigger a re-run of the Owen Paterson affair, which saw the PM’s parliamentary party split over a similar matter.
There was widespread anger on the Tory benches after they were whipped to vote for an overhaul of the sleaze watchdog and spare the veteran MP suspension for paid lobbying.
The government was eventually forced to back down after a rebellion, an episode that fundamentally weakened Mr Johnson’s position in his party.
Ms Rayner said: “Many decent Conservative MPs are deeply uncomfortable with Johnson’s behaviour and they now have the chance to stop his sinister attempts at watering down standards and integrity in our democracy.
“Serious breaches of the ministerial code must result in resignation, whether they are deliberately misleading Parliament, bullying staff, bribery or sexual assault.
“This prime minister simply cannot be trusted to uphold standards in government while his conduct sinks further into the gutter and he gives the green light to corruption.”
Recent polls have found that the Sue Gray report on Partygate could have a devastating electoral impact on the prime minister.
Surveys conducted in the immediate aftermath found that a majority of voters believe he should resign over the affair.
Polling of key battleground seats found the Tories could be on course for a drubbing in a general election, with Mr Johnson potentially becoming the first prime minister to lose his seat.
Of 88 key Con-Lab swing seats, the Tories would only hold three on current electoral trends, YouGov said.
Boris Johnson is Harming the Country
Recently, Boris Johnson has been embroiled in many scandals which have had dire consequences for the country.
His unlawful activities since the outbreak of Covid-19 have been very destructive, provoking anger among the people.
Participating in Partygate at the peak of Covid-19, having a birthday party during this critical time when people were not even allowed to take part in the funerals of their loved ones, and promoting a sex offender in his government, have all lost the people’s trust in him and greatly damaged his reputation. The latest sex scandal over Chris Pincher has become an unbearable matter for people and the government who believe Johnson is incapable of governing and moving the country forward. The people have rallied round to request Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Boris Johnson’s Scandals
Boris Johnson has always managed to conjure up excuses and justifications for his scandals. But there are no more excuses to be made over the Chris Pincher scandal, when the PM initially denied all knowledge of his sexual misbehaviour; later on, however, it became clear that Boris Johnson had been made aware of the situation. This has brought the nation a step closer to knowing that he is not fit for office. Evidence shows that Boris Johnson has committed a series of scandals which have made his position untenable, even among his how party members.
MPs and nearly half of Conservative Party members have now decided that Johnson must go and are seeking a leadership change and a change of PM as a result. But an immediate change is not likely and government officials must be patient and choose a person who can be a good replacement for him.
During the time that he has been the UK prime minister, he has not been able to manage the country efficiently, inflicting great damage which will outlive his tenure in office and make it very difficult for his successor to run the country.
The British people are now experiencing great financial hardships and the cost of living crisis means that they have to cut down on food and fuel. This has now become a great preoccupation. Another mistake by Boris Johnson was to cut down on subsidies. Presently, the Conservatives are rather concerned about a big defeat in the 2024 general election and losing their party’s popularity over the inefficiencies and scandals of their current leadership.
This is a critical time for the Conservative Party and how it will fair in the upcoming 2024 general election. Boris Johnson finds himself in a precarious situation and is fighting hard to cling on to power and save his position.