Boris Johnson irritates with statements about his mandate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is confident of being re-elected. He apparently doesn’t want to take responsibility for his mistakes.

Boris Johnson has caused irritation with statements about his political future as British Prime Minister. Asked by a reporter if he wanted to run for a second term in the upcoming elections, the conservative politician during a visit to Rwanda at the weekend replied: “Right now I’m thinking about a third term and what might happen then. But Lo I’ll check when the time comes.



When asked, he was confident that he would definitely win the upcoming elections for his second term, which is normally in 2024. In fact, he is “considering a third term, by the mid-2030s,” he added. Johnson has been in office since 2019.

Critical voices are getting louder

In political London, however, there are a growing number of voices that would like the head of government to move out of Downing Street as quickly as possible. The 58-year-old survived a recent vote of no confidence by his conservative faction, but only with much opposition. A few days ago, Johnson suffered electoral defeats in two by-elections, prompting the resignation of his general secretary, Oliver Dowden, with the blunt statement that someone had to take responsibility.

According to the Telegraph, Johnson is preparing to introduce new steel import rules to protect domestic producers from cheaper foreign steel. This is aimed at securing votes, especially in areas economically dependent on England, as the newspaper reported. However, the rule change could mean another violation of international law, a transgression that the British government is currently accused of in other contexts.

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