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Boris Johnson seeks to move on from bruising confidence vote

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Posted: 07/06/22 - 09:57
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Boris Johnson has sought to rally his senior ministers at a cabinet meeting, after surviving a vote to oust him as Conservative Party leader.

He was backed by 211 Tory MPs in the confidence vote triggered by anger over Partygate but 148 voted to remove him.

The number of rebels was higher than had been predicted and ex-Tory leader William Hague has advised him to quit.

Addressing his cabinet, Mr Johnson said it was time to "draw a line" under the row about his leadership.

He said the government would be focusing exclusively on issues "people want" such as "dealing with the aftershocks of Covid" and rising energy prices.

The prime minister also urged his ministers to look at ways of "cutting regulations adding that there was "ample scope" for the government "to get out of peoples' way".

Under Conservative Party rules, the prime minister now cannot face another confidence vote for one year.

I Call Bull: So as predicted yesterday https://bit.ly/3NteQLV Boris got away with it AGAIN so I guess there were 211 self serving politicians who want him in place to protect their own backs (I wonder how many were at his parties!)

Calling BULL on all that rubbish spouted by Johnson what people want is the cost of living to go down and a trusted PM and neither of those will be happening for at least another year now

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24 days
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Beggars belief he's still in charge.
25 days
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He only survived as the whole front bench are as bad as he is, if not worse.
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If someone had a back bone they could have used this to position themselves as a credible replacement ahead of the vote which may have swayed more people.

More crap to come out of Johnson's mouth to try and move the narrative on must be imminent