Borris Johnson vs the people: Internet reacts to British PM’s latest crisis

Jul 07, 2022
The shock resignations come just a day after the British PM narrowly won a no confidence vote on Monday night, July 4, with a scathing 41% of his party voting against him. Source: Getty

Boris Johnson is skating on ultra-thin ice after the latest scandal has seen the British PM hit rock bottom – at least in the public’s eye.

On Tuesday, July 5, two integral senior ministers of the UK Parliament, Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak, resigned from the cabinet, allegedly announcing their resignations within minutes of each other, according to Aljazeera.

Even more shockingly, over the last day alone, at least 32 British lawmakers are alleged to have left Johnson’s office and a number of Conservative Party lawmakers have encouraged Johnson to quit before things get worse.

The shock resignations come just a day after the British PM narrowly won a no-confidence vote on Monday night, July 4, with a scathing 41% of his party voting against him.

According to The Guardian, a number of opposing party members cited “his lack of repentance over the Partygate scandal and the public’s loss of trust in his leadership”.


The infamous Partygate scandal (2020-2021) saw a vast majority of the British public lose faith in Johnson after a number of the party’s governors were caught breaching lockdown restrictions during a series of social gatherings at 10 Downing St during the global pandemic.

Earlier on Tuesday, July 5, Johnson was forced to apologize for his recent handling of sexual misconduct allegations within the British Parliament, soon after which the two ministers resigned.

Last Thursday, June 30, deputy chief whip Chris Pincher resigned from Parliament after allegations emerged that the chief had groped two parliament males at a private member’s club in London.

According to Aljazeera, the PM had been previously informed of the chief’s alleged inappropriate conduct in 2019 and had done nothing to prevent a recurrence.

Forming part of the ongoing scandal, the internet has since erupted with feuding opinions on the situation and Johnson’s “fitness” to remain as the UK’s PM.

Whilst many want to see the PM burn for his alleged incompetence, others are rallying their support behind him despite the damning allegations.

As it stands, Johnson continues to fight to remain in power despite growing calls from politicians and the public alike working to have him ousted.

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