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Regno Unito. Boris Johnson si avvia ad una catastrofe elettorale.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-06-29.

2022-06-27__ Gran Bretagna 001

Questa era la Gran Bretagna che ricordiamo con ammirato piacere.

La situazione economica della Gran Bretagna è quasi fallimentare.

Presenta un Ppi del 22.1%, un Cpi 9.1% e vendita al dettaglio del -5.7%.

Lo scontento popolare è grande.

Questa inflazione è acuita dal costo delle sanzioni promulgate contro la Russia.

Alle elezioni suppletive di pochi giorni or sono i Tories hanno perso entrambi i due seggi in bilico, a Wakefield che è tornato in mano ai laburisti, di cui era sempre stato un feudo fino al 2019 quando vinsero i conservatori.

Regno Unito. Inflazione al 19.2%. Sanzionare la Russia ha un costo ben salato.

Regno Unito. Proibito l’import del merluzzo russo, i prezzi di Fish and Chips volano.

Regno Unito. L’inflazione butta 5 milioni di persone in povertà energetica. – Bloomberg.

Regno Unito. La stagflazione causa 4 milioni di poveri assoluti. Lo stato delle tasse.

Britain’s Cost-of-Living Crisis Is as Bad as It Sounds

Regno Unito. Il tetto dei prezzi energetici al consumo aumenterà del 51% ad aprile.

Regno Unito. Johnson deve scegliere tra ideologia green oppure autosufficienza energetica.

Boris Johnson sta bruciando i ponti con la Cina. – Bloomberg.

Regno Unito. Johnson deve scegliere tra ideologia green oppure autosufficienza energetica.

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Il primo ministro britannico Boris Johnson ha giurato sabato di guidare il suo partito conservatore fino alle prossime elezioni nazionali, che potrebbero essere lontane più di due anni, nonostante le due pesanti sconfitte alle elezioni parziali che hanno portato a nuovi appelli per le sue dimissioni.

All’inizio di questo mese, Johnson è sopravvissuto a un voto di fiducia da parte dei legislatori conservatori, anche se il 41% dei suoi colleghi parlamentari ha votato per estrometterlo.

Venerdì i candidati conservatori hanno perso due elezioni alla Camera dei Comuni, tenutesi per sostituire ex conservatori in carica che hanno dovuto dimettersi, uno dopo essere stato condannato per violenza sessuale e l’altro per aver guardato materiale pornografico in parlamento.

I timori che Johnson possa essere diventato un peso elettorale possono spingere i legislatori a muoversi contro di lui, in un momento in cui milioni di britannici sono alle prese con l’aumento dei prezzi di cibo e carburante.

Secondo le attuali regole del partito, la leadership di Johnson non può essere messa formalmente in discussione per un altro anno.

Un’ondata di dimissioni da parte di ministri di alto livello potrebbe costringere Johnson a lasciare il partito prima delle prossime elezioni nazionali. Il presidente del partito, Oliver Dowden, si è dimesso dopo le sconfitte alle elezioni parziali.

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«British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Saturday to lead his Conservative party into the next national election, which could be more than two years away, despite two bruising by-election defeats that have led to renewed calls for him to quit»

«Earlier this month, Johnson survived a vote of confidence by Conservative lawmakers, though 41% of his parliamentary colleagues voted to oust him»

«On Friday, Conservative candidates lost two elections to the House of Commons held to replace former Conservative incumbents who had to step down, one after being convicted of sexual assault and the other for watching pornography in parliament»

«Fears that Johnson could have become an electoral liability may prompt lawmakers to move against him, at a time when millions of Britons are struggling with rising food and fuel price»

«Under existing party rules, Johnson’s leadership cannot be formally challenged again for another year»

«A wave of resignations by senior ministers might force Johnson out before the next national election. The party’s chairman, Oliver Dowden, quit after the by-election defeats»

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Boris Johnson vows to lead UK Conservatives to next election

– UK’s Johnson does not expect fresh leadership challenge

– British PM pressured by poll losses after leadership vote

– Johnson does not need to hold election until December 2024

– PM declines comment on 150,000-pound tree house for his son

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Kigali, June 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Saturday to lead his Conservative party into the next national election, which could be more than two years away, despite two bruising by-election defeats that have led to renewed calls for him to quit.

Earlier this month, Johnson survived a vote of confidence by Conservative lawmakers, though 41% of his parliamentary colleagues voted to oust him, and he is under investigation by a committee over whether he intentionally misled parliament.

On Friday, Conservative candidates lost two elections to the House of Commons held to replace former Conservative incumbents who had to step down, one after being convicted of sexual assault and the other for watching pornography in parliament.

The election defeats suggest the broad voter appeal which helped Johnson win the 2019 election may be fracturing after a scandal over illegal parties held at Downing Street during coronavirus lockdowns.

Fears that Johnson could have become an electoral liability may prompt lawmakers to move against him, at a time when millions of Britons are struggling with rising food and fuel prices.

However, Johnson said he did not expect to face another internal challenge from within his party.

When asked on the final day of a trip to Rwanda for a Commonwealth summit if he would fight another confidence vote, Johnson told reporters: “What? We just had one of those things and I’m very happy to have got a bigger mandate from my parliamentary party than I got in 2019.”

Asked if he felt the question of his leadership was settled, the prime minister said: “Yes”.

Under existing party rules, Johnson’s leadership cannot be formally challenged again for another year.

Asked if he would lead the Conservatives into the next election, which is due no later than December 2024, Johnson said: “Will I win? Yes.”

Johnson blamed the by-election defeats partly on months of media reporting of lockdown parties at the heart of government.

“I think that actually people were fed up of hearing about things I had stuffed up, or allegedly stuffed up, or whatever, this endless, completely legitimate, but endless churn of news,” he said.

Earlier on Saturday, Johnson told BBC radio he rejected the notion that he should change his behaviour.

“If you’re saying you want me to undergo some sort of psychological transformation, I think that our listeners would know that that … is not going to happen.”

                         PARTY TROUBLE

Johnson’s explanation for the defeat may do little to ease frustration in the Conservative Party.

A wave of resignations by senior ministers might force Johnson out before the next national election. The party’s chairman, Oliver Dowden, quit after the by-election defeats.

Former Conservative leaders Michael Howard and William Hague are the latest senior party figures to call for Johnson to go.

Asked what his message was for Conservative lawmakers who fear they could lose their seats at the next election, Johnson said: “We have to focus on the things that matter to voters, get it right on the cost of living, the economy.”

Johnson refused to comment on a report in The Times newspaper that he had planned to get a donor to fund a 150,000-pound ($184,000) treehouse for his son at his state-provided country residence.

The story comes months after his party was fined for failing to accurately report a donation which helped fund the refurbishment of his Downing Street apartment.

“I’m not going to comment on non-existent objects,” Johnson said when asked if he planned to use a donor’s money to build the treehouse.