GB News: Nigel Farage warns it's all 'over for Boris'
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Nigel Farage discussed the Westminister vote on the introduction of Plan B restrictions due to the Omicron variant that has been surging in the UK. The vote saw around 100 Conservative MPs vote against the new rules, sparking speculation about the future of Boris Johnson at the helm of his party. Mr Farage also criticised the Prime Minister’s leadership skills due to major backlash from Brits over last week’s allegations of rule-breaking at Downing Street last year.
Mr Farage told GB News: “I haven’t got the precise number but somewhere between 100 and 150 Conservative MPs are either on the Ministerial payroll or have PPS type positions which binds them with collective responsibility.
“Take that number out and you’re beginning to get between 40 and 50 percent of those that were free to rebel that did that is a massive very significant number.
“And what it tells you is that it’s over for Boris, It’s just a question of time he’s lost respect, he’s lost authority.
“He’s has lost the ability to lead in a crisis, he has panicked the nation.”
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He continued: “I know lots of us are rebelling but actually lots of people are deeply fearful out there hence the running out of testing kits.
“People in the street yesterday, I was walking down the high street shopping without a mask and I mean you would have thought that I was the devil now that’s not unusual for me to feel that way.
“But you know honestly putting fear into the country is irresponsible, it is wrong, it is not leadership.
“I’d hate to think of this man as a leader in genuine wartime he just could not do it.
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“So I think it’s significant, I think he has lost control of his parliamentary party, he’s lost the respect of the country.”
Mark Harper, one of the Tory rebels, said: “It’s a larger number than we expected. In my speech today I made it very clear to colleagues, the vote on vaccine passports was not just about that.
“It was about some messages on how the Government should be dealing with this issue but also about how it should be treating Parliament.
“It was a message to the Prime Minister that if he has to make any further decisions, they should be brought to Parliament in advance and if it’s during the recess and we have to recall Parliament then that is what we should do.
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“Parliament must be taken seriously not just for MPs but for our constituents on behalf of whom we probe ministers, test the evidence and ask important questions.
Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting said: “The rebellion is huge, it’s far greater than we anticipated.
“The messages that were coming out from the Government all afternoon was that they were managing to reduce the size of the rebellion.
“That is an extraordinary rebellion. Labour has actually carried the day, the Government has lost its majority.
“We stuck by our word, we promised we would put public health before party politics and we carried the Government over the line.
“I think the size of that vote is a reflection of the shattered authority of Boris Johnson.”
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