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UK’s Johnson Faces Rebellion as 101 Conservative Lawmakers Vote Against New Covid Restrictions

UK’s Johnson Faces Rebellion as 101 Conservative Lawmakers Vote Against New Covid Restrictions

BBC: The “scale of the rebellion is even worse than predicted.”

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a massive party rebellion after over 100 Conservative lawmakers voted against his new coronavirus restrictions. 

Johnson, who holds a majority of 74 seats in the parliament of 650, had to depend on the backing of the opposition Labour Party to pass the new pandemic regulations. “The prime minister was forced to rely on the votes of Labour MPs to win Commons approval for the introduction” of the measures, the newspaper Independent reported. 

With 101 of 364 Conservative lawmakers rejecting Johnson’s restrictions, the BBC noted that “the scale of the rebellion is even worse than predicted. Not just a slap on the wrist for Mr Johnson, but a very serious rejection of his plan.” 

The prime minister now faces a leadership challenge in coming weeks, the Daily Telegraph and other UK newspapers commented. 

The newly-approved rules, named “Plan B,” require Britons to show their vaccine status or a negative test at pubs and other crowded venues. 

UK’s Sky News reported the UK Lower House vote: 

Boris Johnson has suffered the biggest Conservative rebellion since the 2019 general election as 101 Tory MPs opposed the introduction of COVID certificates for nightclubs and large events in England.

In a House of Commons vote that immediately raised further questions over the prime minister’s leadership, more than a quarter of Tory MPs opposed a key measure of Mr Johnson’s “Plan B” for dealing with COVID infections this winter.

However, despite the large Conservative rebellion, the Commons approved the tougher COVID restrictions for England in the wake of the discovery of the Omicron variant, as Labour supported the government’s new measures.

Mr Johnson, who was already facing Tory anger over allegations of Christmas parties in Downing Street last year in breach of COVID rules, will be further buffeted by the size of Tuesday night’s rebellion.

The Tory revolt against COVID passes, which came from among a variety of factions within the Conservative Party, was larger than most pre-vote estimates.

The Tuesday night’s vote highlights the growing rebellion in the Conservative Party against the Johnson government’s ever tightening Wuhan pandemic restrictions. Many Conservative lawmakers reportedly rejected the measures on ideological grounds. 

“Many of tonight’s Tory rebels rejected the plan for Covid passes because of their instinct – a fundamental dislike in Conservative thinking of forcing people to do anything,” the BBC explained.

The new restrictions come amid revelations about last year’s Downing Street Christmas party, at a time when the whole country was under strict gathering rules. While families across the UK were not allowed to see their loved ones amid surging Wuhan virus infections, the prime minister and his staffers reportedly broke all social distancing and lockdown rules. 

“Officials knocked back glasses of wine during a Christmas quiz and a Secret Santa while the rest of the country was forced to stay home,” the UK’s Daily Mirror disclosed recently.

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Rules for thee but not for me.

In case the Brits aren’t as familiar with this:

“…all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…”

The honeymoon is over, Boris… better stop the clownshow now, because we’re pissed.

    AnAdultInDiapers in reply to henrybowman. | December 15, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    In case Americans aren’t as familiar with this: The Brits rejected and left the EU, against the will of the globalists, the will of the EU, the will of big business, the will of the media and the will of their own politicians.

    Never underestimate the British people. Why do you think 100 MPs voted against their own party.

    Sadly mine was not one of them. I’ve written to ask her when the Government is planning to smash the windows of the unvaccinated.

Did Mr. Johnson not learn anything from Brexit?

I hope our decepticon “conservatives” are paying attention. Talk is not only cheap, it has become counter-productive. DO SOMETHING!

    Governor of Ohio was pretty open about what he is when it comes to covid, in every other red state you see it remained open and is in liberty right now.

    What is this decepticon of which you speak?

Rational and reasonable. Follow the science, not cargo cults, viable legal indemnity, and politically congruent policies. And shut down planned parent/hood practices and facilities that are a leading cause of year-over-year excess deaths.

CONTROL

When your podium display uses the word CONTROL – during a public address – it’s all downhill from there.

Welcome to 1776.

There’s nothing Conservative about the Consevatives. Like the GOP they are nothing more than left wing Liberals Lite 🤬

Boris worked wonders to get BREXIT done but sadly has turned in to a one trick pony.

The real sad reality is that who ever replaces him will be no better…unless it was Mr Farage 🤣🤣

    Danny in reply to mailman. | December 16, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Chuck Schumer thanks you from the bottom of his heart for your tireless helping his operation demoralize.

    Depict Ron DeSantis, and others like him as if they are Boris Johnson and persuade people that their potential Republican congressman is just a tory backbencher.

    You are doing a wonderful job in your devotion to the Democratic Party.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 15, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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Johnson, who holds a majority of 74 seats in the parliament of 650, had to depend on the backing of the opposition Labour Party to pass the new pandemic regulations.

Labour is not Boris’s opposition, it seems.

It sound like Johnson’s days are numbered. It sounds like Biden’s days are numbered. I’d like to see our entire Government and the MSM’s days being numbered.

And so the “British Trump”, the bad boy genius, the smasher of icons and the disrupter of comfortable elites, humbly knuckles under and makes common cause with Communists to oppress the British People.
A pity.

FJB

I wonder how many of the “conservative” MPs who voted for the restrictions are old and/or fat, and how many of those who voted against the restrictions are younger/healthier? I’ve noticed from the beginning of the pandemic, officials fall into 2 categories – the grandstanding power aggrandizers like Cuomo, Whitmer, and Newsom, and everyone else who seem to implement policy according to their own perception of personal risk. It should be possible to analyze this for the UK MPs.

The Brits have the same problem as the rest of the (formerly) civilized world. What used to be, or was claimed to be, a conservative political movement has been captured by the globalist/socialist/Marxist types and the international moneyed class. Everything is now run by a coalition between the Uniparty whose only interest is in power and the Party of Davos.

The portion of the public that hasn’t succumbed to the propaganda, and the minority of honest politicians, oppose this intended worldwide tyranny, but they haven’t the organization and leadership to do anything about it. Most of the public seems to believe the fake conservatives will save them, when they are as much the enemy as the open communists. Unless the leadership establishments of these fake conservative parties (or the entire parties) can be destroyed and replaced by actual conservatives, there is no opposition to the ongoing destruction and replacement of the world’s economic, political, legal, moral, etc. systems. Boris and the Tories are just a cog in the machine of a global coup.

buckeyeminuteman | December 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm

You can call it political rebellion, but the draconian measures passed. So, as far as the globalists are concerned, its a win for them.