Rumors of first letters of no confidence against Prime Minister Boris Johnson
10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister’s residence in London. © palinchakjr / iStock Editorial / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images
LONDON (dpa-AFX) – Trust in Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems to be crumbling: According to reports, at least one first letter of no confidence from a backbencher of his own party is said to have been received by the responsible committee. The “Telegraph” reported on Wednesday, citing party circles. “It won’t come to 50 letters that it would need (for a vote of no confidence), but it does cause concern,” the unnamed source told the normally pro-government paper. Another Tory politician said “the usual suspects” had lost confidence in Johnson and expressed this in letters to the effect. The “Sun” also reported several letters that had been received.
The conservative head of government has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks. Allegations of corruption and nepotism had brought the Tory Party into disrepute. Critics accuse Boris Johnson of not being decisive enough against the “Sleaze”
– so felt – proceed. Last had a completely unsuccessful speech
The barrel overflowed in front of a leading industrial association, with which the Prime Minister at times completely lost the thread. However, a Downing Street spokesman said Tuesday that Johnson was fine and had the situation under control.
In London’s government district of Westminster, there is speculation as to whether mobilization against Johnson is currently taking place at Number 11 Downing Street – the powerhouse of Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak. In the past few months, rifts had opened up between the Prime Minister and his Chancellor of the Exchequer on various issues. In addition, the 41-year-old Sunak is considered to be the hope of his party and a possible successor to Johnson at its head./swe/DP/eas
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