Boris Johnson’s supporters appear to be in a panic today over a hilarious campaign to oust him as an MP.
The ‘Votey McVoteface’ campaign encouraged canal-boat owners to register to vote in Uxbridge and South Ruislip and other tight Tory-held constituencies, under electoral law allowing voters with no fixed address to register in constituencies with which they have a ‘connection’.
Johnson won the seat in 2017 by a shade over 5,000 votes. However, his poor performance and relative absence as a constituency MP, as well as his litany of lies and poor campaigning, have led many observers to believe that he is under serious threat from local Labour candidate Ali Milani.
If Johnson loses on Thursday, he cannot serve as Prime Minister even if the Tories were to win.
The fear among Johnson’s supporters is great enough that the Murdoch Sunday Times has today published an article attacking the campaign as ‘in touch with Labour and Momentum organisers’.
The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust provided almost £13,000 to fund the campaign, which was named as a nod to the winning entry ‘Boaty McBoatface’ in a competition to name an arctic exploration vessel.
Earlier this year, the Tories did not deny that Boris Johnson was planning to register as the candidate for the safe Tory seat of Melton. However, the plan appears to have been abandoned after it was revealed by the SKWAWKBOX.
Wouldn’t it be hilarious if boat owners sank Boris Johnson?
The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here for a monthly donation via GoCardless. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.