\u201cBoris Johnson is assembling a dedicated team of staunch supporters, who all urged him to fuck off just three months ago.\u201d
— Parody Prime Minister (@Parody Prime Minister)
\u201cSteve Baker: people are right to love Boris but anyone who knows him knows he\u2019s a dreadful choice but I love him but he\u2019s awful but he was a great leader but he did some terrible things but everyone knows he\u2019s great but he mustn\u2019t win but but but\u201d
\u201cEither the Johnson camp is lying about how many people back him or a significant number of people are ashamed to do so publicly. \n\nWait. There's a third (funnier) option: Lots of MPs are telling him "I'm voting for you, Boris" while intending to stiff him in the secret ballot.\u201d
\u201cI still don't think there's enough focus on @BorisJohnson, a sitting MP on a Caribbean holiday whilst Parliament is in session.\n\nIf parents take their kids out of school during term time they can be fined. So why's it ok for BJ?\n\n#GeneralElectionNow\u201d
\u201cLisa Nandy - I wouldn't Trust Boris Johnson to run a bath let alone run the country.... The Tories trying to bring Boris Johnson back is a sign of absolute utter desperation... it's time the public was brought back into this conversation...\n\n#Ridge #bbclaurak\u201d
\u201cEvery decision Boris Johnson makes serves his own short term gratification. The lies, betrayals, deaths, moral degradation & denigration of public decency this spawns bother him not one jot. But I\u2019m *still* surprised by how many other people are similarly blas\u00e9 about the carnage.\u201d
\u201cI spoke to Boris Johnson yesterday, he was wearing \ud835\udc9e\ud835\udcc1\ud835\udc5c\ud835\udcc9\ud835\udcbd\ud835\udc52\ud835\udcc8, speaking in \ud835\udcc8\ud835\udc52\ud835\udcc3\ud835\udcc9\ud835\udc52\ud835\udcc3\ud835\udcb8\ud835\udc52\ud835\udcc8 and remained \ud835\udcb6\ud835\udccc\ud835\udcb6\ud835\udcc0\ud835\udc52. This is a man ready to lead our country\u201d
The likes of Steve Baker have argued that Johnson’s chances could be damaged by the privileges committee inquiry into whether he misled parliament over Partygate.
“I’m afraid the trouble is because of the [Commons Privileges Committee] vote, Boris would be a guaranteed disaster,” Baker told Sophy Ridge on Sky News.
“There’s going to be a vote before the House of Commons on this issue of privileges, whether he will deliberately mislead the house.”
Baker added: “In that vote it’s guaranteed there’ll be a large number of Conservatives who will refuse, as they see it, to lay down their integrity to save him, and at that moment his premiership will collapse. It’s a guaranteed nailed-on failure and we cannot allow it to happen.”
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