Johnson’s challenges and fears

Boris Johnson survived an attempt by “rebel” LPs in his party to prosecute him.

The British Prime Minister has retained his seat for a period that theoretically extends to the next parliamentary election in 2024, but it may be long or short according to developments in the political scene and the economic situation in the UK until then.

About 150 conservative lawmakers declared their “rebellion” and their refusal to hold Johnson in command of the party and the country, but that number was not enough to drop the first prime minister fined for violating the laws.

Johnson won this battle for several reasons, but this victory holds no guarantees for his or his government’s immediate future.

Historical precedents advise Boris Johnson to keep his joy in check and not brag about himself, because those before him who experienced a similar victory in his party got himself out of power shortly after winning the vote of confidence.

He took a lesson in Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher in 1990, and in the Prime Minister, who preceded him, Theresa May in 2018.

The Prime Minister said after the vote of confidence that the time had come to overcome the “desire of the media” to remove him, and to move towards achieving the goals in the light of which he was elected, together with his representatives and his government.

It is as if the local media is deliberately weaving a ‘conspiracy’ against Johnson, not because he has broken the law in what is known as ‘party scandals’.

The British media kept pace with the street’s desire to hold Johnson “accountable” for the mistakes made in the “premier ceremonies”.

Prior to this scandal, the media played its routine role in following the government’s handling of the repercussions of “Brexit” and the Corona epidemic, and did not accept campaigns calling for the resignation or dismissal of “Johnson” and his government not.

What Johnson did about the violation of the laws in the “party scandal” was a precedent that deserved a media, popular and political response. Were it not for the internal and international conditions created by the Ukraine war, the Prime Minister would have an inevitable fate, namely resignation, especially since the problems of “Brexit.” She had piled up enough against him.

Johnson, who has won the trust of two-thirds of Conservative MPs to continue in his position, faces four major challenges today, the first of which is the broad base of opponents within his ruling party: parliamentary and partisan.

Nothing prevents Johnson’s opponents from working together from within and outside his party, especially if he fails to achieve the government’s goals of reducing the cost of living for citizens and ensuring that all problems caused by Britain’s exit from the European Union is caused, is not resolved. These goals in themselves are a challenge that should not be underestimated at all. .

The “war” with the media is not over yet … What happened in the vote of confidence in “Johnson” was just a struggle.

What the government does from today will go through the media’s microscope and not just its lens or word, and Johnson and his ministers will make duplicate efforts to justify their actions, confirming their decisions before they are officially issued and announced. word.

The challenge facing the media is not only to convince its pens and manufacturers of the government’s intentions to serve the citizens and the state, but to convince the British themselves that “Johnson” and his ministers are a deserved second chance, and the confidence of re-entering the street after “betraying” the laws they themselves enacted during the pandemic. .

There is no doubt that restoring British confidence is the biggest challenge facing “Johnson” today. It is a challenge that the government is currently involved in, and the ruling party in the medium term.

If the Prime Minister does not succeed in convincing the people that he regrets his mistake, and that he is capable of making important decisions for the benefit of the people, the future of the Conservatives will be at stake.
The most important part of the forthcoming decisions is the support of the poor and people with limited incomes. This category is not used to the Conservative Party making it a priority over the interests of business owners in Britain. The rich are the party’s large incubator, and the donors of the owners of companies and factories are the ones relied on in the elections.

It can be harmful, beneficial, as they say. The scandals that “Johnson” is pursuing have put the improvement of people’s living standards and the support of the weak at the top of the government’s priorities. The scandals also hampered the Prime Minister’s “ignorance. ”In dealing with the outstanding issues so far in the“ Brexit ”file, and contains the remaining repercussions on the Corona pandemic.

There are only two years left for the Conservatives to achieve all the goals announced by the government .. and the general elections in 2024 will be the balance of all the decisions and actions taken by “Johnson” and his team within two years .. if the balance prevails in their favor, they will remain in power, and if the opposite happens, they will leave after more than two consecutive decades of judgment.
The irony is that achieving the “expected” goals does not guarantee the prime minister to continue to lead his party and run for a second term. The Conservatives demand that “Johnson” be “reconciled” for his mistake and the confidence of the British in them, for free.

He is not, and probably never will be, promised to run for the 2024 nomination as party leader.

This is perhaps Johnson’s biggest fear now, as he does everything he does and will do to overcome his fears and re-establish himself as the best option to lead the Conservatives in the 2000s.

As American writer and poet Mark Twain put it, “To achieve success in life, you need two things: ignorance and self-confidence.”

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