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Will Johnson be gone before Christmas or after?
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Sarahlou63 · 07/12/2021 22:38

I'm thinking the 1922 committee grandees will run out of patience fairly soon. So will Johnson stand aside to be a better parent before Christmas or will he continue to drag his party into the shit into 2022?

YABU - hangs on for grim death

YANBU - Who the fuck is Johnson?

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

You have one vote. All votes are anonymous.

delilabell · 07/12/2021 22:40

The more he gets away with the more he thinks he can do.
It really does look like one rule for them and another for everyone else

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Opal8 · 07/12/2021 22:42

He's got an 80 seat majority

Until the voters who handed him that victory start bleating then he's pretty safe

The tories learnt a LOT from Trump and the GOP...

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BlameItOnTheBlackStar · 07/12/2021 22:46

He's not going any time soon. Although I am interested that this Christmas party thing continues to rumble on.

But no. Even if he goes he's shifted the landscape in terms of what's feasible/acceptable behaviour for a PM, so the next person is likely to use that to their advantage.

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Redshoeblueshoe · 07/12/2021 22:48

I don't think the 1922 committee will want him to still be leader by the next election.

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3scape · 07/12/2021 22:49

Tory voters will keep voting for him because they think rules aren't for THEM they're for plebs etc, they're just like him.

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Cheerbear24 · 07/12/2021 22:49

He’s gaslit the whole country time and time again. The rules are for the plebs only.

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JazzyBBG · 07/12/2021 22:51

Who would they replace him with though? Bloody Gove?!

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TwinklyBranch · 07/12/2021 22:51

They'll want the pandemic to be well behind us before they get rid of him. Then a fresh start with a new leader in time for the next election.

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Sloth66 · 07/12/2021 22:52

Given so many people trot out the “Labour Would Be Even Worse “argument, I’d guess he’s safe.
I am embarrassed and disgusted at what passes for government in this country.

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KeyErro · 07/12/2021 22:53

He's venal, incompetent and utterly deceitful.
Millions of people knew that and fucking voted for him anyway.
I've no idea what you mean by "stand aside to be a better parent" he plainly doesn't give a shit about his latest wife or any of his many kids.

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PinkAndPurpleClouds · 07/12/2021 22:55

We need another General Election.

May 2022 will do. I'll wait.

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Opal8 · 07/12/2021 22:55

@JazzyBBG

Who would they replace him with though? Bloody Gove?!

Hunt
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Sarahlou63 · 07/12/2021 22:56

He can be "persuaded" to stand aside to spend more time with his family (assuming he can remember all their names and where he left them).

I'd guess Sunak would be ushered in (after a fair and balanced leadership contest, naturally).

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Flake123 · 07/12/2021 22:58

He will hang on for dear life unfortunately.

And the spineless Conservative MPs will continue to tolerate him (for a bit longer anyway) as they are happy selling their souls and destroying any credibility they have as a party in the name of this ‘popular’ Prime Minister.

I despair of it - I really do.

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sst1234 · 07/12/2021 23:01

Hopefully before. He’s beyond useless and incompetent.

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the80sweregreat · 07/12/2021 23:03

They won't do anything , yet
Trouble will start if this new variant is as bad as delta is and more restrictions have to be brought in.
Nobody will follow them and then it might dawn on the 1922 committee that there is a huge problem they can't wriggle out of.
Also the new ' blue wall ' ( once a red wall ) needs to learn that lending a con man like Boris Johnson your vote was always going to bite you on the bum eventually.
I think he'll hang on till after Christmas at least.
Plus he wasn't at this party. That might have been a different story if he had been there and he would definitely be gone by now!
Who knows , though ?

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madroid · 07/12/2021 23:06

@Cheerbear24

It's not gaslighting, it's lying. Pure deceit. Big shiny whoppers. Utterly two-faced.

Boris Johnson will go down in history as the most dishonest and deceptive PM we've ever had. #Boristheliar

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MapleMay11 · 07/12/2021 23:10

Boris Johnson's going nowhere. Starmer and Rayner make themselves look more ridiculous by the day - they're the gift that keeps on giving to the Tories.

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logsonlogsoff · 07/12/2021 23:13

Someone at work actually did the ‘ oh wee so ahead with our vaccinations that am to Boris, isn’t he great, isn’t Britain great’…
You can’t argue with stupid

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the80sweregreat · 07/12/2021 23:13

Starmer needs replacing , fast
I've always said this, whilst he is in the opposition the Tories will get away with all of it.

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TheGoogleMum · 07/12/2021 23:13

Although I have heard the odd rumour that his own party have had enough of him I can't see him going before Christmas1

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womanity · 07/12/2021 23:15

They’ll let the next wave of omicron and whatever else be on his watch too and replace him next autumn.

It won’t be Hunt - he’s far too sane - has to be someone to appease the crazed very right wingers.

Sunak would be my bet. Presentationally he’s the polar opposite of Johnson.

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sst1234 · 07/12/2021 23:16

@MapleMay11

Boris Johnson's going nowhere. Starmer and Rayner make themselves look more ridiculous by the day - they're the gift that keeps on giving to the Tories.

Labour need to get rid of ‘half woman, half hairdo’ Rayner. An Tories need to get rid of ‘half man half hairdo’ Johnson
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MindTheGapMoveAlong · 07/12/2021 23:20

I’m expecting him to announce ‘deeply regret…ahem, err, burn-out waffle waffle long Covid, complications err,, Churchill, country first, waffle, sacrifice, something obscure about Plato or So-crates, possibly a bit of cod Latin, oops, err Carrie up the duff again (also at least 3 Downing street staffers. Allegedlyy), so long and thanks for all the fish. But not before Christmas.

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blackcurrantjam · 07/12/2021 23:21

Starmer and co aren't helping

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