Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at the time at writing, will face a no-confidence vote from his fellow Conservative MPs tonight. That’s because a number of them wrote letters calling for him to stand down. Under party rules, if he wins, then he is safe for at least twelve months.
If he loses, the pressure of him to go will increase. What is frustrating is that despite all the problems this country (the cost of living crisis, brexit, politicians lying), and indeed the world (the worsening war in Europe), is facing right now, why is so much attention in the media on this?
Despite the problems that they have created so far, the Conservatives are still popular across Britain- from the sections of the public who are prepared to vote at election times that is, and most political commentators are quite happy to see them stay in power. Let’s be honest, would anybody trust someone like Labour leader Keir Starmer if he cannot answer a straight question over why should transgender women have a penis?
Whatever the result of this no confidence vote, which I find unnecessary, the Conservatives still won’t face the voters until 2024 at the latest, and by then, their support will go up again when people start to realise that the alternative political choices on offer would be far worse.