British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence on Monday, BBC News reported on Monday. It will be initiated by parliamentarians “rebellion” from the Conservative Party. The British chief executive was booed during the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Reuters reports.
Boris Johnson is facing growing pressure internally, especially after revelations about parties at the Downing Street residence in the midst of a nationwide lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson even received a fine from the police for attending such an event.
Dozens of Conservative lawmakers have already questioned Johnson’s authority to govern the country, which faces the risk of an economic downturn amid rising fuel and food prices.
Over the weekend, some elected Conservatives announced that they had asked the party’s 1922 committee chairman, Graham Brady, to put a motion of censure to the vote.
On Monday morning, Brady said that the threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party requesting a vote of confidence has been exceeded.
“According to the regulations, the vote (reliable for the British Prime Minister) will take place today, June 6, between 18:00 and 20:00 (London time – n.red)“He said Graham Brady for the BBC.
180 Conservative MPs will have to vote against Johnson in order to be removed from the British government, a threshold that some Conservatives say would be difficult to reach, Agerpres notes.
If the motion passes, then the Conservative Party will have to hold an internal competition to nominate a successor.
The letters requesting the vote are confidential, so only the chairman of the committee knows exactly who and how many party MPs support the move that could lead to Johnson’s dismissal.
Two weeks ago, ITV News aired new footage of Boris Johnson drinking alcohol at a party in Downing Street in November 2020, prompting some Labor opposition politicians to re-accuse the British chief executive. violation of the rules adopted to limit the spread of coronavirus.
British police have announced that they have completed an investigation into the party held at the official Downing Street residence of Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the pandemic lockdowns, with a total of 126 fines. The fines relate to eight dates when parties were held in Downing Street and other government offices between May 2020 and April 2021, when lockdown measures were in place.
On April 21, the British Parliament launched an investigation against Prime Minister Boris Johnson, accused of misleading the London legislature with its initial reactions to reports that it had violated measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic. Johnson apologized to parliament for attending a party in the garden at 10 Downing Street during the first lockdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis, saying he regretted what he had done and believed that the meeting, which took place at May 20, 2020, was a working meeting.
According to several media reports, the party was held in the garden on Downing Street on May 20, 2020 in the presence of the Conservative leader and his wife, Carrie, at a time when social interactions were severely limited.
In May 2020, people in the UK could only meet one person outside the home, in a public place, outside and provided they kept a distance of two meters.
What was the last time the Conservatives held a vote of confidence?
In December 2018, the then British Prime Minister, Theresa May, came under heavy criticism from the Conservative Party over the way she conducted Brexit.
When 15% of her MPs said they did not trust her leadership, a vote of confidence was called, as was the case on Monday for Boris Johnson.
63% of parliamentarians support Theresa May. This meant that another such vote was ruled out for at least another year. But the result did not allay concerns about the former British prime minister’s leadership.
By May 2019, Theresa May had said she could not meet all of her Brexit commitments and announced that she would step down as Conservative leader next month, allowing her to run for office and be replaced. a new British Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson took over the party leadership in July 2019.
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