Boris Johnson says victory in censorship vote is “decisive” despite massive Conservative rebellion
Boris Johnson put on a challenging show when he faced the House of Representatives for the first time since suffering a detrimental result in Monday night’s vote of confidence in his leadership.
The prime minister told lawmakers he would fight to stay in power, joking that his political career had “just begun”.
Johnson told lawmakers that “in terms of work, I’m going to keep up with mine.”
But Labor leader Keir Starmer approached him on NHS waiting lists to see a GP and for cancer testing, which caused “real human pain”.
Some 148 Conservative MPs voted in favor of removing the prime minister from office.
Tensions are rising after 41% of the 359 Conservative MPs refused to support him in the vote of confidence.
Earlier, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Johnson needed to “do more in tax cuts”.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, the Health Secretary said he would like to see cuts “wherever possible”, and that is something Chancellor Rishi Sunak would look at.
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Blackford: 41% of Conservatives have supported me in asking the PM to quit
SNP MP Ian Blackford said Johnson was acting like the black knight of Monty Python, and asked how he could expect voters to trust him when his party failed.
“When I asked for the resignation of this Prime Minister, he always found a wall of noise from the Conservative banks. I always thought they were trying to call me. But all this time, it turns out that 41 percent of them have been encouraging me, “he said.
“It’s over, it’s done,” he told Mr. Johnson.
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 12:26 PM
No one will stop us from moving forward, Johnson insists
Former Labor Minister Dame Angela Eagle told the Commons: “This week’s events have shown the extent to which this Prime Minister is hated and this is only in his own party.
“Because his administration is too distracted by its internal divisions to meet the challenges we face, the prime minister can explain if 148 of his own MPs do not trust him, why should the country do it?”
Mr Johnson replied: “I can assure you that in a long political career so far, which has only just begun, of course I have gathered political opponents everywhere and that is because this government has done very great and very remarkable things. they did”. t necessarily approve.
“And what I want you to know is that absolutely nothing and no one, let alone her, will stop us from continuing to deliver to the British people.”
Boris Johnson told MPs that “absolutely nothing and no one” “will prevent us from continuing to donate to the British people”.
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 12:21 PM
The NHS “will and will” cost lives, says Sir Keir
Sir Keir highlighted the case of a son who called 999 six times to call for an ambulance, but none came before his mother died, due to a “desirable and inappropriate” NHS.
Boris Johnson insisted the government was investing in the NHS, hiring more staff.
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 12:20 p.m.
Johnson and Starmer face off for NHS waiting times
Sir Keir quotes a letter from MP Jesse Norman launching a bitter attack on the Prime Minister.
He said the problems were not just waiting for a GP, but waiting times for treatments like cancer.
And he said an additional 135,000 people are waiting for scans and tests. “Can you think of a better way to describe NHS waiting times as inadequate and inadequate?” he asked.
Johnson said they had been able to reduce the time for cancer diagnosis and were hiring more radiographers and other professionals whom he described as Labor opposed.
But Sir Keir said waiting lists had been rising for 10 years, so blaming the pandemic was no good.
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 12:11 PM
Conservative governments “left the NHS wanting,” says Starmer
Keir Starmer asks the Prime Minister why Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said successive Conservative governments had missed the NHS.
Johnson said no one knew the pandemic would affect him, but boasted of the UK’s fastest vaccine launch.
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 12:06 PM
The UK economy will stall next year, experts warn
According to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the British economy will come to a halt next year as the country grows at zero growth and lags behind all other major developed nations except Russia. Ben Chapman reports:
Jane Dalton June 8, 2022 11:54 AM
Abandoning the protocol would be a “historic low point for the UK”, according to the Irish Prime Minister
Boris Johnson’s plans to take unilateral action on the Northern Ireland Brexit Protocol would mark a “historic low point” for the UK, the Irish Prime Minister has said.
Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), said “solutions” to “practical problems” with post-Brexit trade agreements must be found if there is “political will” to find them.
“It requires the UK government to commit to good faith, seriousness and commitment,” he added.
“Unilateral action to overturn a solemn agreement would be profoundly detrimental. It would mark a historic low, signaling contempt for the essential principles of the laws that underlie international relations. And it would literally not benefit anyone.” .
Matt Mathers8 June 2022 11:42 PM
The average cost of filling the family car is £ 100
The average cost of refilling a typical family car with petrol could exceed £ 100 for the first time on Wednesday as the cost of living crisis continues to rise.
Data firm Experian Catalist said on Tuesday that a liter of petrol cost an average of 180.7 pence.
Neil Lancefield has the story:
Matt Mathers June 8, 2022 11:30 AM
The vote of confidence was “a clear and decisive victory” for the prime minister, Javid insists
As we have been reporting, Sajid Javid has been on the broadcast round this morning as he announces plans to review leadership in the health and social sector.
He was also addressed by Brexit and the growing demands for tax cuts by later MPs following Monday’s confidence vote, which the prime minister narrowly won.
Although 148 deputies voted to eliminate Johnson, Javid insisted the margin of victory was a “clear and decisive victory” for the prime minister.
More comments from Javid below:
Matt Mathers8 June 2022 11:15 p.m.
The trans cyclist receives “violent threats” after the prime minister’s comments
A transgender cyclist received threats after Boris Johnson suggested the 21-year-old should not compete as a woman.
Emily Bridges was scheduled to compete at the National Omnium Championships in April, but was stopped after a late British Cycling intervention.
Speaking a few days after the event, the prime minister said: “I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events.” Added:
“That doesn’t mean I’m not immensely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, make the transition.”
Speaking to ITV News yesterday, Bridges said: “It’s very strange to see Britain’s most famous man talking about you and having an opinion on something he knows nothing about,” he said.
“The answer after that was as expected: I had threats of physical violence against me by strangers online.”
Our political correspondent Adam Forrest has the full story:
Matt Mathers June 8, 2022 11:00 AM