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Boris Johnson has burned so many commitments and bridges that it seems more than likely that the Tory whips will be unable to salvage them beyond 2022 even when using intimidation tactics to keep him in power.
Boris Johnson wants to move on to other government businesses, but the PM’s opponents in the Conservative Party (and there are many) could bog down and/or derail his legislative agenda to contest his leadership.
The ministerial code states that misleading parliament is an offence requiring a resignation. But it’s the prime minister himself who decides if the rule has been broken.
Labour’s deputy leader was forced to justify her own response to comments made about her. How the responsibility shifted to Angela Rayner.
The prime minister accepts he broke the law but the question now becomes, did he mislead parliament about it? Either he engaged in immoral behaviour by lying, misrepresented the truth or he didn’t understand his own rules – and must admit to incompetence.
It is clear both that Boris Johnson will not go quietly and it is unlikely that backbench Tories will find enough of a collective spine to unseat him as they are desperate to move on from the Downing Street parties.