UK: Boris Johnson Faces Vote Of No Confidence In His Leadership Tonight

In the UK, Boris Johnson will face a vote of no confidence in his leadership tonight.

If he loses, he’ll stand down as prime minister.

It’s after a steady stream of Conservative MPs called for him to quit over illegal lockdown parties at Downing Street.

Number 10 says Mr Johnson ‘welcomes the opportunity to make his case to MPs’.

Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg doesn’t think it’s the end of the world for Mr Johnson:

Leaders are not like Kim Jong Un and they don’t have every member of their party supporting them fullyat all times. I don’t think getting to the 15% bar is particularly damaging or indeed particularly surprising”.

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