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3 minutes ago, found home in 2009 said:

I still think he should call a Vote of No Confidence. Tories won't vote for a general election so will have to back Boris. Longer he's in charge I think the worse the Tories will do in next election.

Tories stayed in power for a long by changing leader whenever they get unpopular. A VONC backs them into an awkward position. Back your leader or have an election 

I’m not sure on that yet as I think it’ll galvanise the Tories and potentially draw a line under it. However it could also tar the Tories by sticking with Johnson. I think it’s probably wise to wait, see what else comes out and then call the VONC after something else damaging is out.

The other aspect is that it doesn’t trigger a GE straight away. Under the FTPA there would be 2 weeks for someone to be able to command the confidence of the Commons, if no one can’t then an election is called. It would be too messy for the Tories as they’d either have to go into an election with Johnson or rush a leadership election. 

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Boris is about to give the tories the meat they want (end of restrictions etc)...  he will survive...

And then he will hand over to Sunak closer to the election stating he delivered Brexit and saved the world from Covid - did what he same to do...  

Watch this space...

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7 hours ago, Ozanne said:

I’m not sure on that yet as I think it’ll galvanise the Tories and potentially draw a line under it. However it could also tar the Tories by sticking with Johnson. I think it’s probably wise to wait, see what else comes out and then call the VONC after something else damaging is out.

The other aspect is that it doesn’t trigger a GE straight away. Under the FTPA there would be 2 weeks for someone to be able to command the confidence of the Commons, if no one can’t then an election is called. It would be too messy for the Tories as they’d either have to go into an election with Johnson or rush a leadership election. 

That may be it for parties...if they're now just posting pictures of Carrie Johnson cuddling her friend they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel...and it's possible Gray's report won't tell us anything we don't already know. I reckon it's terminal for Johnson though, and not sure how much Sunak and Truss can turn it around...although I'm sure either would enjoy a bump in the polls...but as ever...who knows. Some other news story might come up that takes over everything...mass poverty or war with France or a lethal variant or a dead queen...

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Tory press is full of abuse at the BBC today. Dorries is their hero for freezing the license fee and cutting their funding/stopping their ‘left-wing bias’.

They have moved on from Partygate and doing the usual culture war stuff - BBC today, immigrants tomorrow, young people in midweek, the poor on Friday.

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41 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

I really hope that the staff that will get the blamed shifted onto has some dynamite up their sleeve to get Johnson with. 

Surely the person organising carries the most blame ?

I think the PM has questions to answer over the parties he attended but the concept others shouldn't be thrown to the wolves over this is for the birds 

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Just now, Barry Fish said:

Surely the person organising carries the most blame ?

I think the PM has questions to answer over the parties he attended but the concept others shouldn't be thrown to the wolves over this is for the birds 

It’s both isn’t it … If Boris had the knowledge they happened he’s equally culpable … it’s on his watch , and he’s the one (with others) setting the rules and telling us what they are umpteen times in the downing st briefing . 

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2 minutes ago, chazwwe said:

It really depends when the report is even going to come out, they've not said anything about it. 

I have a feeling we're gonna get something on Tuesday, before PMQs. 

Talk was of this week at one point although I guess it depends on how many parties are under investigation and if there was a cut off . 

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24 minutes ago, squirrelarmy said:

Apparently there’s going to be a booze ban coming in at number 10. 
 

Surprising that it’s allowed already. 
 

Suppose they’ll have the change the name from Downing St to Sipping it Slowly St

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10406839/Tories-demand-probe-video-showed-Covid-hypocrite-Keir-Starmer.html

But starner fine ?

 

 

 

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If someone irresponsible or illegal happens under a business leaders watch they would be responsible for those actions and likely resign; it shouldn’t be different for the PM just because it’s Boris Johnson.

He had instigated this culture at No 10 and he should resign or be forced from his office as a result. Anyone saying different is trying to deflect blame to let him off the hook. 

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28 minutes ago, Barry Fish said:

Boozy Keir having another work meeting 😛

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As it’s the third time you’ve mentioned it I’ll take your bait Barry … probably not perfect in terms of optics … but plenty of times I had a beer during the pandemic and I just didn’t happen to have paps waiting … desperation tactics from the daily Mail as this was In the public domain months ago … probably wasn’t the best thing to do but I think it’s pretty fair to say that most people broke restrictions in some minor way at some point … I broke the rule of 6 rule during eat out by having a couple of extra households for one of best friends leaving … .It’s very very different to Boris / Downing Street and their persistent partying … and lying about it to HOC … from someone who set the rules for us to follow 

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