Obstacles pile up on Boris Johnson's path

Obstacles pile up on Boris Johnson’s path

to analyze. A few days of rest in Checkers, the country residence of British prime ministers, and a new haircut will do nothing: Johnson is approaching 2022 very badly, already overtaken by scandals. The leader is called to explain his position on letters sent in 2020 to a Conservative benefactor, Lord Brownlow: he asks if he can continue to fund the renovation of his official 10 Downing Street apartment and appears to agree, in turn, to consider Mr Brownlow’s proposal To organize a “big show”. On Monday January 10, ITV released an email from Johnson’s private secretary to about 100 people, Invite them to a “BYOB” party (eg “Bring your own bottle”, “Bring your own bottle”), in Downing Street GardensMay 20, 2020, in full custody. Boris Johnson and his future wife (while his fiancée was involved) confirmed several sources.

Random health crisis management

The last two months of 2021 were disastrous for this unusual, cheerful and floundering politician, who hitherto seemed to him that the common people would forgive everything, including his haphazard management of the health crisis (With 150,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, the UK has a sad record in Europe). The prime minister followed a series of missteps by deciding on unpopular tax increases, trying to save a friend in Parliament who had fallen into the act of lobbying or refusing to acknowledge the existence of Downing Street parties in apparent violation of health rules. The electoral sanction was immediate: in mid-December, the Conservative Party suffered a bitter failure in a by-election in one of its strongholds. The Labor Party now leads the opinion polls.

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Mr Johnson’s drop in popularity is so brutal that his immediate future appears to be in jeopardy. By winning the general election at the end of 2019, he lost the confidence of his forces: elected conservatives, who had hitherto turned a blind eye to his mistakes — opportunism, little attention to detail, and indeed fluid reporting — are now questioning his ability to lead the party to a fourth consecutive victory. In 2024. Wednesday January 12, Irish Conservative leader Douglas Ross called on the prime minister to resign, after the latter admitted earlier that he attended a party during lockdown. The right-wing media has turned against him, and the candidates to succeed him, Secretary of State Liz Truss, and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, are straining their feet.

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