Search
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Johnson may get second confidence vote ‘within six months’ – Follow Live

Boris Johnson says no-confidence vote victory ‘decisive’ despite massive Tory revolt

Boris Johnson could face a second confidence vote on his leadership within six months, after a senior Tory voted against him last night.

Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the Commons Defense Committee, said the powerful 1992 Committee of Backbench Tory lawmakers were considering changing the rules.

At present, no leader who wins the trust vote can be challenged for the next 12 months.

Asked if the rules could be changed so that there could be another vote before that, he told Sky News. “I understand that the Committee of 1922 is deliberately looking at it for this reason.

“Because if we’re going to put a moratorium on executions, we’re going to recognize the democratic outcome now and support the prime minister, so let’s give the prime minister time to reform.”

He added: “But, ways can be made, the system can be adjusted, which means that the current rule of allowing one prime minister for a whole year will be changed.”

1654601727

Former Cabinet Minister Confirms He Voted Against Johnson

A former cabinet minister has confirmed that he voted against Boris Johnson in last night’s confidence ballot.

Ashford MP Damian Greene in Kent made the announcement at 11 p.m. after the results were out.

He said: “I have been contacted by hundreds of constituents over the behavior of Downing Street parties and the Prime Minister.

“Most of these, many of them conservative supporters in the past, were hostile to them,” he said.

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 12:35

1654600227

UK ready to abandon £80bn Horizon Europe science programme, warns minister

Britain will abandon efforts to remain part of the £80bn Horizon Europe science program if last-gasp talks fail this week, a minister is warning.

George Freeman said that “time is running out” to save the participation and argued that the government would have “no choice” but to launch its plan without quick success.

our deputy politics editor Rob Merrick Report:

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 12:10

1654599411

Tory MP says PM ‘avoiding investigation’

Conservative MP Julian Lewis said Boris Johnson’s “abhorrence to the investigation, bordering on contempt for the Commons”, “is impossible to defend against unfairness at the top of the government”.

In a statement issued after Monday night’s trust vote, the chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee said: “The prime minister’s record since 2019 has been a mix of achievements and audacity.

“They are opposed to scrutiny on the border of contempt for the commons. It is impossible to defend unfairness at the top of government, especially when it won’t.”

“Boris’ Brexit campaign has secured its place in history and this should give him rest.”

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 11:56

1654598329

PM may face second trust vote ‘within six months’

Boris Johnson could face a second confidence vote on his leadership within six months, after a senior Tory voted against him last night.

Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the Commons Defense Committee, said the powerful 1992 Committee of Backbench Tory lawmakers were considering changing the rules.

At present, no leader who wins the trust vote can be challenged for the next 12 months.

Asked if the rules could be changed so that there could be another vote before that, he told Sky News. “I understand that the Committee of 1922 is deliberately looking at it for this reason.

“Because if we’re going to put a moratorium on executions, we’re going to recognize the democratic outcome now and support the prime minister, so let’s give the prime minister time to reform.”

He added: “But, ways can be made, the system can be adjusted, which means that the current rule of allowing one prime minister for a whole year will be changed.”

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 11:38

1654597256

Tory MP backs PM after ‘assurance’ on funding review for constituency

A Tory lawmaker has said he voted for Boris Johnson last night after securing a review of funding for his local council.

Bob Seely, who represents the Isle of Wight, said he spoke to government “ministers” about why a funding package for his constituency “has not arrived yet”.

“I have been assured that they will look into this again and do so in the near future before the ongoing review of local government finances,” he said.

“I will keep the islanders informed”.

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 11:20

1654596504

Pound dropped on uncertainty over Johnson’s leadership

Despite a victory in Monday’s confidence vote, the pound has tumbled amid uncertainty over Boris Johnson’s leadership and heightened fears over the strength of Britain’s economy.

Sterling was lower against the US dollar and the euro as questions swirled about the prime minister’s position, after a vote announced late on Monday was initially held for profit.

On Tuesday, the pound fell 0.7 per cent to US$1.24 and half a per cent to 1.17 euro – a sharp drop from earlier gains of nearly 1 per cent.

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 11:08

1654595269

Changing leadership rules would be an ‘evil eye’, says Raab

Any attempt by Boris Johnson’s critics to change the rules of the Tory party’s leadership in the wake of last night’s vote would be an “evil eye”, the deputy prime minister has said.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab previously spoke to BBC Breakfast. “It would not be a good move to mess with the rules when you don’t like the result,” he said.

Under the current rules, the PM is protected from another challenge for 12 months.

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 10:47

1654594551

What else did the PM say to the cabinet?

He highlighted what his government has achieved so far in office, including the recovery, economy and cost of living from Covid.

He told ministers that the government was now going to focus “particularly” on things like “tackling the aftershocks of Covid”, the “cushion inflation effect” and “rising energy prices”.

As he highlighted the government providing 1,200 to eight million homes in the UK, Mr Johnson said: “Why are we able to do this? Because we made the right decisions during COVID and we are out of that pandemic, in one Very strong economic conditions with unemployment at the lowest level since 1974.”

“And we’re going to move forward with the bigger agenda we’ve chosen to deliver in 2019”

“It is a huge, big thing that we are all part of, to really transform the infrastructure, skills and technology, uniting and leveling up across the country, unleashing the potential across the UK.

“It is a completely moral, social, economic, politically correct thing to do and we should be proud, proud, proud of what we are doing.”

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 10:35

1654593666

Northern Ireland: Fear Boris Johnson will use Brexit to rally support after confidence vote

The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs has said that divisions within the Conservative Party should not dictate the UK’s approach to negotiating the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Dominic McGrath has the full report:

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 10:21

1654592931

Johnson to Cabinet Ministers: Find savings in your departments to help cover cost of living

The prime minister repeatedly called on cabinet ministers to find savings in their departments to help with the cost of living crisis.

“We can all look at ways we can improve and improve the way we work,” he says.

He says this will help ease the burden on households facing high energy bills.

Matt Mathers7 June 2022 10:08

Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.

Latest News

Related Stories