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The endgame for Johnson could come sooner than you think

What ten months ago was unthinkable now looks increasingly likely: if the PM does not jump, he will be pushed

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: David Cliff/NurPhoto/PA Images

Amidst the drama of the US election it was easy to miss, but something important happened in the House of Commons yesterday. Of the 38 MPs who opposed the new lockdown regulations, 34 were Conservatives. A further 16 abstained—including Theresa May. In normal parliamentary circumstances (that is, if the opposition parties hadn’t backed the measures) it would almost have been enough for the government to lose.

The issue here is not the vote itself, but the level of anger across the Conservative Party, both from…

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