Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Rebel MP has called for Sunak to be replaced as Tory leader before the election

Rishi Sunak is still on the line. The “premier” of Britain was able to extinguish a rebellion in his ranks at the last moment last week during the processing of the controversial Rwanda Plan. But his leadership remains in question. The proof of this is the harsh article signed this Wednesday by Simon Clarke, one of the leaders of the hard core, where he calls for new primaries because, in his opinion, “the simple fact is that Rishi Sunak will lead the conservatives in the election of those who will be killed.” “Sunak did not get what the United Kingdom needed,” he emphasized in an article in “The Telegraph,” a bible for “Tories,” where he pointed out that the process of changing the leader can be done in a week to avoid. “a decade of decline.”

Clarke, who has held several government positions in previous Cabinets, recently voted against a plan to deport immigrants arriving through irregular routes in Rwanda and emerged as one of the biggest detractors of the prime minister, although his criticism marked a change in tensions.

Some newspapers, such as “The Telegraph,” claim that 30 letters can be sent to the president of the 1922 Committee; 52 are needed to make a motion of no confidence. Others do not give much credence to the information. But the truth is that no one dares to ensure that there is absolute certainty that Sunak will survive as a candidate before the polls scheduled for the second half of 2024.

The pressure to change the leader when there are only a few months left until the election seems like suicide. But anything is possible in a desperate situation where all polls predict defeat, thus ending more than thirteen years in power.

The leader of the Labor opposition, Keir Starmer, a good favorite to be the next tenant of Downing Street, took advantage of these conflicts to attack Sunak this Wednesday in the government control session. In his opinion, the Tory MPs themselves believe that Sunak “does not understand his country,” and that is why they are demanding that he be replaced immediately. “The difference (between the two) is that I changed my party, while he (Sunak) was harassed by his party,” Starmer said to boos from the opposite bench.

To raise his profile before the prime minister, the Labor leader recalled that in 2008, while he was sending criminals to prison as director of the Attorney General’s Office, Sunak “made millions betting on the misery of workers during the financial crisis” as a banker.

The Prime Minister responded that Starmer did not understand British values, as shown by the fact that in the past, according to Sunak, he spoke in favor of “abolishing the monarchy.”. And he regained the main line of attack used by the Conservatives against Labor: the plan to invest 28 billion pounds (33 billion euros) per year in green infrastructure. “How will he pay for that plan? I can vouch for him with more taxes,” said Sunak. The prime minister believes his project is working and that Labour’s green plan will “return the country to square one.”

A poll published last week in “The Times” put the Labor Party in the lead with 47% of the vote, with the Conservatives in free fall by 20% and the Liberal Democrats by 8%.

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