Boris Johnson’s solution to the differences he found himself embroiled in has been in the works for days. The British Prime Minister presented this Wednesday to the British parliament and people: Almost all restrictions imposed due to the pandemic expire on Thursday or next week. Masks are no longer mandatory, as are access certificates for major events, making it easier to visit nursing homes again. Even the mandatory five-day isolation of those infected with covid-19 will only be in effect until March 24, the date that can be brought in if vaccination and infection numbers remain positive.
This is how Johnson tried to dodge the flamethrowers of the opposition and his Conservative Party. Both sides in the House of Commons are unhappy with the back-to-back news of parties being held at Government Houses in the sensitive times of the pandemic.
the Loudspeaker From Parliament, Lindsey Hoyle, had to intervene several times to enforce “courtesy on both sides”, that is, to ensure a minimum level of silence so that they could speak. Roaring voices rang out from the two wheelchairs, and applauds: “Exactly!” and “Obviously!”. It remains to be seen whether Johnson has managed to infiltrate the balloon of collective anger, both in the upcoming ballot and in the actions of majority MPs, but the weekly session of questions to the Prime Minister which always takes place on Wednesday. At noon, one question dominated her: “Are you going to quit?”
Johnson always says no. He lamented the “rush” with which everyone was approaching the issue, and referred to the decisions following the release of the report by Parliamentary Ethics expert Sue Gray on all parties and business meetings in Downing Street (in 2020). and 2021) would have happened when pandemic containment rules did not allow gatherings of any kind. He was prime for at least one.
The general idea that remained from the session was that Johnson wasn’t as bad as he was last Wednesday, but as BBC journalist Ian Watson, of the BBC, wrote on Twitter, the problem is that “the prime minister put all eggs in Sue’s basket.” Gray”. What if I didn’t exonerate you? One question is whether Johnson has lied to Parliament (which, according to the rules, means resigning) on one or more times when he has been called to explain himself about the parties, if he has participated in them, if he has been warned. About these events, etc. He always avoided answering “yes” or “no”, in this session as in others.
The last explanation of the opposing ruler gave more reasons for ridicule. On Monday, while visiting a hospital, he allegedly did not know that the gathering on May 20, 2020 in the garden of the official home, in which he spent 25 minutes, was “illegal”, despite more than 100 employees receiving an invitation to attend the Say “Bring Your Drinks” . “No one told me it was against the rules, that we were breaking Covid-19 rules and that we were involved in something other than work. Honestly if I did I don’t see a reason for us to agree to do that,” Johnson told reporters.
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All these mishaps were remembered at Westminster, comprehensively. The session was very noisy, and there were moments of anger, and others of general laughter. One occurred when Labor leader Keir Starmer threw the challenge to Tory MPs, seeing their ire: “I am sure the Speaker told them to bring their own shouts.” Now, colloquially, the shouts boo In English, onomatopoeia appears to be similar to the word vintageAny glasses and alcohol as requested by the invitation for the May 20, 2020 party.
The leader’s criticism also came from the conservative side. The most resounding was David Davis, the fervent supporter of Brexit, who owned this bag even among Johnson’s ministers. Request word for quote One of the most novel political moments of the twentieth centuryIn 1940, when Governor Leopold Emery told then-Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, of the same party: “In the name of God, go!” Johnson said he didn’t know the quote Davis was talking about, which led opposition commentators to say the prime minister appears “programmed” to lie, as it is impossible for him to ignore the fact, having written a book on Winston Churchill, the man who succeeded Chamberlain because of the quote. .
Another harsh intervention was that of the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP, Independent), known for his sub-zero tolerance of the Prime Minister. “First he claimed there were no parties, then he wasn’t there, then he admitted it was, but he didn’t know it was a party, and the last excuse is really the most pathetic of all: no one told me… no one told the prime minister that it was It breaks his rules.” Ian Blackford said, noting that Covid-19 has killed 150,000 people in the UK, and despite this, “he laughs and goes to parties,” referring to Johnson.
To all these attacks, Johnson responded with trump cards: vaccination numbers, low youth unemployment, the lay off Comprehensive course end restrictions. “When the history of this pandemic is written and the history of the Labor Party is written, it will be shown that we have been effective while they dispersed, that we vaccinated them and they falter,” Johnson said.
The day began with unexpected news that ended with the opening session: Christian Wakefield, Bury South’s deputy, defected from the Conservative Party to the Labor Party. It was very well received by Starmer and gave him the perfect platform to say that only labor can meet the needs of the UK.
What is left for Johnson? Hold on to office and beat the scandal, take on a motion of censure from your parliamentary seat (it takes 54 letters from MPs for not trusting you) or wait for that somewhat pervasive British establishment, the ‘Men Actually’, to knock you in the door and tell it to leave. These “de facto men” are nothing more than prominent conservatives who once met to unceremoniously dismiss the prime minister. This is no longer the current procedure, but informal pressure still exists to a large extent.
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