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Ratings plunge as Boris Johnson is now the least popular member of his own cabinet: poll


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire for the Partygate scandal that shocked the nation. Opposition party members called on him to resign after senior civil servant Sue Gray published her report relating to Downing Street’s many parties. According to the report, Johnson participated in the rallies. Such gatherings at the heart of government have angered ordinary people as they were held during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. The UK government held wine and cheese parties at No 10 when people across the country were forced to stay home due to the deadly virus.

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Meanwhile, Johnson’s ratings in the country plummeted. As British media reported, his ratings dropped significantly. According to the ConservativeHome survey, Johnson is at the bottom of the “Cabinet League Table” of party members. Reports mentioned that his net satisfaction rating this month is minus 15 points.

Former Conservative leader William Hague said on Tuesday May 31 that Johnson could face a vote among his own MPs to end his term in office as early as next week.

Hague told Times Radio: “The fuse is getting closer to dynamite here and it’s accelerating.” He added that it was “just another indication that the Conservative Party is moving faster towards a vote”. The former foreign secretary added: ‘A few more letters like that and it will come next week.’

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In the aftermath of the Partygate scandal, more conservative lawmakers expressed doubts about whether Johnson would continue to lead. Dozens of his MPs have now publicly criticized him.

If 54 of them write a letter of no confidence in Johnson to a powerful backbench committee of Tory MPs, it will trigger a vote by all 359 Tory lawmakers on whether he should continue as leader and therefore Prime Minister. Nealry, 30 MPs are publicly known to have submitted such a letter.

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