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Don't go, Boris! Express readers back PM to stay in job despite Partygate scandal

Mr Johnson is facing increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed there were several parties in Downing Street during the coronavirus pandemic. But readers have backed the Prime Minister to stay in the job despite the numerous scandals.

The 57-year-old’s reputation was further wounded when he was forced to apologise in the Commons after admitting to attending one of the parties, although he insisted he thought it was a “work meeting” and technically within the rules.

However, despite Mr Johnson admitting he had broken coronavirus restrictions set by himself and the Government, readers have backed the Prime Minister.

An online poll – which ran from 4pm to 9pm on January 20 – asked: “Has the Prime Minister done enough to stay in the job after a week of hell?”

Out of 2,095 votes, 68 percent of voters (1,433) voted in favour of the Prime Minister.

Just 29 percent (603) said Mr Johnson had not done enough to save his job, while just three percent (59) said they were not sure.

One reader, MissingEUAlready, commented: “Boris needs to do nothing at all.

“The haters will not win any vote of no confidence and Labour can be ignored as usual.”

While Halpilk added: “Boris certainly effed up a few times, but He still remains the best of a rotten bunch (and that’s just the Conservatives).

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A fifth reader, Simo69, commented: “Yes, 100 percent.

“Boris is going nowhere.”

In the wake of the ongoing scandals, several Tory MPs have turned their backs on the Prime Minister.

Over the last two weeks, letters have trickled into the office of Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee.

Party rules stipulate that, should he receive 54, the Committee can call a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Recent reports suggest letters have nearly reached this benchmark, with 12 MPs from the 2019 intake sending theirs on Wednesday morning (January 19).

Their contribution came after a meeting on January 18.

While many Tory MPs have urged the Prime Minister to resign, others said they will wait for the Sue Gray report before deciding what to do.

According to new data, sentiment towards the Prime Minister has plunged dramatically in wake of the “Partygate” scandal.

The term “vote of no confidence” has soared on search engines by 300 percent since October when the first scandals came to light.

The research by digital intelligence platform Similarweb also found traffic to the Conservative Party’s online donations is down by 50 percent.

In comparison, the Labour Party is up 100 percent since November last year.



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