Should the Prime Minister stay or should he go now? Whitehouse Communications Chair, Chris Whitehouse, asks whether Boris Johnson has outstayed his welcome at the head of government. Will the cabinet act? Yesterday’s loss by the Conservatives of the Wakefield and the Tiverton and Honiton by-elections to Labour the Liberal Democrats respectively, has seen renewed … Continued
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Red meat Boris Johnson’s victory in the vote of no confidence called upon his premiership has bought him time. Another such vote cannot be called for 12 months, but he must urgently use that time to serve up red meat for Conservative MPs and grassroots activists. Flawed comparisons Comparisons with waning premierships of former Conservative … Continued
In this week’s edition of Who’s Top, Who’s Not, we discuss the windfall tax U-turn, the new chair of the Environment Committee and of course, the impact of ‘Partygate’ on the PM. WTWN takes a break for parliamentary recess next week but we’ll be back on 10th June.
Here we go again. Having huffed, puffed and sneered now for six months about party-gate, the BBC is at it again, trying to force the resignation of a serving Prime Minister who made the mistake of being in the wrong room at the wrong time with a glass of warm wine and, shock horror, perhaps … Continued
Boris Johnson will win the next general election for the Conservatives, because one alternative, as it dawns on voters, will strike terror into their hearts. As I predicted previously, and consistently, there is nothing in the results of the local government elections to precipitate the resignation or removal of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. Even … Continued
Sneering media elite are wrong again I have consistently predicted that Boris would not resign and would not face an imminent leadership crisis, despite the sneering elite of the Westminster media bubble predicting his downfall consistently since last December. On the contrary, I argued that there would be a Boris bounce and so it comes … Continued
Squealing piglet? As the Russian tanks roll into secessionist parts of Ukraine, Boris Johnson has had a good few days as he rallied Western leaders to the sanctions cause, striding with confidence on the world stage. Like the well-oiled slippery piglet, to which David Cameron once likened him, he has once again escaped from the … Continued
The BBC’s political reporters have continued their onslaught on the premiership of Boris Johnson. But despite their strategy of talking up parliamentary plans for a pork pie rebellion, there’s no doubt that today’s bravura performance saved Boris’s bacon, at least for now. Political principle? With solid cabinet support for the Prime Minister, no resignations by … Continued
Lib Dem candidate Helen Morgan won yesterday’s North Shropshire by-election, rounding off a damaging few weeks for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Morgan won 17,957 votes, ahead of the Conservatives’ Neil Shastri-Hurst, on 12,032 – an astonishing new majority of 5,925. The by-election – sparked by the resignation of disgraced Tory MP Owen Paterson and botched … Continued
The big Tory beasts are biding their time, says Whitehouse Communications Chair, Chris Whitehouse. The BBC loves to big up its “Tory rebellion” stories to suggest that Conservative Party unity is on the brink of a precipice over which Boris Johnson is about to take them to electoral oblivion if he doesn’t concede to the … Continued
Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, is sinking ever deeper into the mire of sleaze allegations. Boris Johnson is right to distance himself from that tainted brand to avoid contamination of his own government’s reputation. Whitehouse Communications Chair, Chris Whitehouse, is a veteran of the lobbying sector. He defends responsible lobbyists, calling for a further extension … Continued