British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would lose his seat if elections were held in the country tomorrow, following the release of a report on parties held in public offices during the pandemic, according to a survey released this Saturday by The Times.
The result of the survey carried out by the YouGov firm suggests that the ruling Tory formation would be annihilated in traditionally Labor constituencies that the Conservatives won in the 2019 general election, such as Blyth Valley, Burnley, Leigh, and Stoke-on-Trent North.
According to this, the Tories would lose all but three of the 88 seats they hold by a slim margin over Labour.
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More and more Tory voices are demanding their leader resign. Last night, Conservative MP Bob Neill, chairman of the parliamentary justice committee, publicly demanded Johnson's departure for the "unacceptable behavior" of the Executive during confinement.
The report by senior official Sue Grey, published on the 25th, urges that the country's leaders "take responsibility" for violations of anti-Covid rules.
The document - 37 pages long and accompanied by several photos of the prime minister present at celebrations - says that "many of these events should not have been allowed" and that "the way they were developed was not in accordance with the Covid regulations at the time". , according to the Efe agency.
However, the members of the Government who have contravened the norms of ministerial standards "in a slight way" will not have to resign or face dismissal, as has transpired, due to new guidelines adopted by the Executive.
Traditionally in the UK MPs are expected to leave their posts if they are shown to have broken the rules of the ministerial code in any way.
However, in this case, the prime minister has been able to opt for lesser sanctions in cases where infractions of the aforementioned ministerial code have been identified.
The changes follow a review of the code by the Committee on Standards of Public Life, an advisory body, which has outlined a series of recommendations in a report.
At the same time, the prime minister faces an investigation by a parliamentary commission to clarify whether he misled Parliament about the aforementioned parties in confinement.
Chris Bryant, the chairman of the Standards Committee in Parliament, told a British broadcaster today that Johnson's "softening" of the ministerial code shows why there should be an independent system in which there is no involvement of the prime minister to judge the conduct of parliamentarians.
"There needs to be an appropriate system, either with an independent figure, who works totally without the involvement of the prime minister, who decides whether or not to open an investigation into an MP, and decides whether a case is very serious or less serious, and then suggest a sanction," he said.
In this case, Bryant added, "it's not what the prime minister has, it's still all lies in the hands of the prime minister and we now know that the prime minister always pleads not guilty in court of his own opinion."