/ 16 December 2021

Boris Johnson’s on the nose

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

No, we aren’t talking about him sweating it up with his trainer… Ninety-nine of his Conservative colleagues yesterday voted against legislation requiring adults in England to show a COVID pass for certain venues and events. There were also votes on other measures like the continuation of mandatory mask-wearing indoors, and all got through with support from Labour. That’s come about because COVID numbers in the UK are soaring, with PM Boris Johnson warning of a looming “tidal wave” of the Omicron cases. But some of his parliamentary colleagues are openly talking about his leadership being on shaky ground. Johnson’s popularity is waning, and his administration is plagued by scandal, including questions about a quiz night of all things… The sentiment has been simmering for a while, but yesterday’s revolt was by far the biggest challenge Johnson’s faced since he took office.

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