Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote but people say ‘he’s like cat with 9 lives’

The Prime Minister has gained a vote of no confidence amongst Conservative MPs tonight that means he’ll stay chief – even when half of Twitter suppose he is a cat with 9 lives.

Johnson wanted no less than 180 Tory MPs to vote in his favour within the secret poll, and he gained by 211 with 148 voting in opposition to his management.

This equates to 59% of Conservative MP’s being in favour of Johnson, and 41% in opposition to.

When Theresa Might gained her personal no-confidence vote in 2018, she gained resulting from 68% of Conservatives being in favour of her – a stronger consequence than Johnson.

The Conservative Get together’s 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady introduced this morning (Monday, June 6) that the edge for letters being despatched to him by insurgent MPs in favour of a vote had been reached.

The 54 letters complete was almost reached two weeks in the past, in accordance with a supply talking completely to the Each day Star, but the tipping level was allegedly the booing of the PM through the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend.

Earlier than the vote, a spokesman for the PM mentioned: “Tonight is an opportunity to finish months of hypothesis and permit the federal government to attract a line and transfer on, delivering on the people’s priorities.

The Prime Minister spent all day today garnering support from Conservative MPs
The Prime Minister spent all day in the present day garnering assist from Conservative MPs

“The PM welcomes the chance to make his case to MPs and can remind them that once they’re united and targeted on the problems that matter to voters there isn’t a extra formidable political power.”

Regardless of successful, the PM’s job appears set to stay on the road, as earlier get together leaders to face no confidence votes have all left the function inside a couple of years – from John Main and Margaret Thatcher to Theresa Might.

An early Common Election had been mooted, with talks of it being held as quickly as July being on the playing cards – but it’s formally scheduled for round January, 2025, as Parliament will formally be dissolved on Tuesday, December 17, 2024.

The Prime Minister had been on rocky floor for the final yr, after it was revealed that he attended a number of events at Quantity 10 throughout lockdown – he was solely fined for a type of by the Met Police.

The vote took place in private earlier tonight
The vote came about in personal earlier tonight

And on Saturday night time, through the Get together on the Palace live performance, legendary presenter and actor Stephen Fry took a golden alternative to have a dig on the Prime Minister.

The previous host of recreation present QI, and greatest buddy of actor Hugh Laurie, was on stage introducing the Queen’s son Prince Charles when he abruptly made a sly dig on the Prime Minister – who was within the viewers.

He mentioned: “What number of native sewage works has Her Majesty opened with a shiny smile? What number of plaques unveiled? What number of timber planted?

“What number of ribbons lower, ships launched? What number of prime ministers tolerated, for that alone no admiration is excessive sufficient.”

Larry, the Downing Street cat, sits outside the front door of 10 Downing Street, London on May 22, 2019
Larry, the Downing Road cat, sits outdoors the entrance door of 10 Downing Road, London on Might 22, 2019

Reacting to the information of Johnson as soon as once more clutching victory from the jaws of shame, many Twitter customers described him as virtually catlike.

One mentioned: “A cat has 9 lives, Boris Johnson has 99!.”

Persevering with the feline theme, one other proffered: “Boris Johnson is like a cat with not 9, but 18 lives.

“It’s sickening. You’ve simply given this clown the appropriate to do as he pleases and take the p*** even additional.”

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