Boris Johnson has survived tonight’s no-confidence vote by Conservative MPs – but more than 41% voted against him, meaning that Johnson has lost the support of a huge percentage of his back-bench MPs.
The result, 211-148, was considerably worse in percentage and straight numerical terms than his predecessor Theresa May achieved in her own no-confidence vote – and she was gone mere months later. Johnson’s percentages were also worse than those managed by John Major and Margaret Thatcher, too – both of whom were soon history.
Despite the obvious, Johnson’s mouthpieces have tried to claim that he won ‘handsomely’. If there was a functioning opposition with an actual opposition leader, ‘Bozo’ would already be toast.
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