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Britain’s Boris Johnson will face a vote of no confidence from his own party
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LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of no confidence from Tory lawmakers on Monday night following anger over lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street and dissatisfaction with his leadership.

The stunning development came as enough Conservative lawmakers submitted letters of no confidence to trigger the vote.

Jesse Norman, once one of Johnson’s longtime supporters, said the Prime Minister’s political priorities were “deeply questionable” and that Johnson had presided over “a culture of occasional law-breaking” in Downing Street.

A vote of confidence is triggered when 54 Tory lawmakers submit letters to the chairman of the 1922 Committee. Graham Brady, the group’s chairman, confirmed in a statement that the threshold had been met but did not say how many letters he had received. Voting will take place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time.

In response, a Downing Street spokesperson said that “tonight is an opportunity to put an end to months of speculation and allow the Government to draw a line and move forward, respecting the priorities People”.

“The Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity to make his case to MPs and will remind them that when they are united and focused on the issues that matter to voters, there is no more political strength. wonderful,” he said.

At least half of Tory lawmakers must vote “no confidence” for Johnson to lose his job. If he survives, no further votes are allowed for a year. This rule can be changed.

Brady told reporters that some of those calling for a vote of no confidence said it should only take place after Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day Jubilee celebrations are over.

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