Minister says Johnson will win upcoming UK elections

This content was published on February 13, 2022 – 11:10

London, February 13 (EFE). Northern Ireland Minister Brandon Lewis confirmed today that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will “fight and win” in the upcoming general election, despite having to answer a police questionnaire on Scotland Yard’s investigation into Downing Street parties and public offices during lockdown.

Lewis told Britain’s Sky TV, adding that the Conservative leader – in one of his most fragile political moments due to constant and growing calls to resign – had “more than 100%” of his “absolute loyalty”. “.

“The investigation (into the social events of members of the government during the pandemic) is a matter of the police (…). They should be able to do their work independently and independently,” the politician said.

On Boris Johnson, who will travel to Scotland and northern England this week for work, Lewis stressed that he is “absolutely focused on his work, and he is doing it for the British”.

“I think this is a prime minister who does things for our country and gets the important decisions right. I think he will fight and win the next general election,” he said.

For its part, The Times notes that even if Johnson were to be fined by Scotland Yard – if they found out he had breached anti-Wide rules – he would not resign, which could lead Tory MPs to force Tory MPs to vote of confidence in his leadership.

To date, fifteen Conservative MPs have publicly called for the resignation of the “prime minister”, though more are believed to have written privately to the chair of the 1922 committee, Graham Brady, calling for that vote.

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Conservative MPs can call a vote of no confidence in Johnson’s leadership if 54 members of the Parliamentary group request it in writing. EFE

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