UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Government Survives Confidence Vote

Outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government survived a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons on July 18.

Johnson’s government won the vote by 349 to 238, a majority of 111.

The UK government called in the vote in itself after it rejected a motion by the Labor party that singled out Johnson who announced that he would stay as prime minister until a new Tory leader takes his place.

The victory gives Johnson another seven weeks in Downing Street.

Johnson opened the debate with a speech, defending his three years in power.

Johnson claimed that he “got the big calls right” and had led “one of the most dynamic governments of modern times.”

“We got Brexit done and though the rejoiners and the revengers were left plotting and planning and biding their time — and I’ll have more to say about the events of the last few weeks and months in due course — we delivered on every single one of our promises,” Johnson told members of parliament (MP).

“A pandemic that was global, whose origins we do not fully understand but were nothing to do with the British people, and if anything the result of distant misbehavior involving bats or pangolins, and whose spread was appallingly difficult to manage, and this government never gave up through wave after wave,” Johnson also said.

Johnson also claimed that Labor party leader Sir Keir Starmer was involved in a “deep state” plot to bring the UK back to the European Union when he leaves office.

Welsh Labor MP Kevin Brennan said that it is unconventional for Johnson to speak at his own government’s no-confidence vote.

“Only an unconventional man would like to speak at his own funeral,” Brennan said, as quoted by The Guardian.


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