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Boris Johnson on the Rocks

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If Boris Johnson plans to execute one among his trademark feats of inconceivable political survival, he’d higher do it quickly. The U.Ok. prime minister suffered one other setback Thursday in two parliamentary by-elections, casting his future again into doubt.

Mr. Johnson’s Conservative Social gathering was defending the 2 seats after Tory incumbents had been pressured to resign amid scandals. Wakefield in Yorkshire, within the north, is without doubt one of the so-called Crimson Wall seats Mr. Johnson gained in 2019. Mr. Johnson achieved a historic win in that 12 months’s common election partly by wooing blue-collar, culturally conservative voters who had reliably elected Labour Social gathering candidates for many years however who felt more and more alienated by Labour’s leftward drift.