148 Tory MPs voted against Boris Johnson and Gary Lineker had the best response
Boris Johnson survived his vote of confidence by Tory MPs on Monday night but it was still a shattering result for the beleaguered PM with 148 of his own party’s MPs voting against him.
Do your have confidence in Johnson?
Deeply disappointing for the PM. That is much higher figure than allies would have hoped. A deeply disunited party. 41% of Tory MPs have no confidence in the PM
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) June 6, 2022
Just to put that into context …
Boris Johnson's "victory" in today's vote of confidence was only by 59:41 per cent
that is lower in percentage terms than:
John Major in 1995
Margaret Thatcher in 1990
Theresa May in 2018
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) June 6, 2022
And we probably don’t need to recap what happened to them.
Cabinet ministers were naturally putting a brave face on it but everyone else knew better. Here are 9 of our favourite responses to tonight’s vote.
. @BorisJohnson smashed it babe xoxox
— Joe Lycett (@joelycett) June 6, 2022
BREAKING: The Conservative Party.
— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) June 6, 2022
If 41% of my company voted for me to leave a company I would simply leave the company
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 6, 2022
if only there was a classical phrase for a victory that amounts to a defeat
— Henry Mance (@henrymance) June 6, 2022
HAHA LESS POPULAR IN HIS OWN PARTY THAN THERESA MAY WAS HAHAHAHA and now he has to carry on doing this miserable, thankless job while everyone boos him. Never gonna be Churchill.
— Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) June 6, 2022
if I hear another tory mp say 'let's draw a line' I will draw a giant middle finger on the ground that you can see from space
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) June 6, 2022
Hahaha you idiots, only 41% of my party hate me, I am INVINCIBLE
— . (@twlldun) June 6, 2022
Waits for #toast to trend.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) June 6, 2022
Fixed penalty notices: 126
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) June 6, 2022
But probably the best response – and definitely the most succinct – went to Gary Lineker.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) June 6, 2022
Back of the net.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 6, 2022
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Source Twitter @GaryLineker