Boris Johnson faced his worst Commons revolt tonight as 55 Conservative MPs opposed the government’s new coronavirus level, despite the prime minister appealing to them during their vote.
Johnson was forced to rely on Labor’s negligence in the vote to avoid the defeat of a tough system that would sink 99% of England to the toughest level since Wednesday.
His authority has been shaken during the polls, even after the prime minister “advised” members of parliament to support the government. Johnson stood at the scene in the chamber near voters, where lawmakers expected to see Health Secretary Matt Hancock as well as the official chief whip.
One MP said Torres made him a “shepherd” and moved towards the no-lobby. “They were literally begging MPs,” said one observer.
With 291 votes, the measures reached 786. Johnson had the opposition of his 55 MPs – 53 voted against two Taylors – 116 abstained or abstained. In contrast, none of those who voted voted in favor of technological support. In Labor, 15 rebels voted in the same way as former leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was fired from parliament.
The new rules will take effect immediately after England’s four-week lockdown. More than 40% of people will be at a higher level, which means pubs and restaurants will be closed, while social mixing will be banned in almost all parts of the country.
The total number of deaths from covid in the UK exceeded, 0005,000, according to the total number of deaths referred to the disease in death certificates, although the number of cases has dropped significantly.
The number of rebels in Tuesday’s vote fell far short of what the rebels predicted, but far more than the 34 who voted against the second lockdown in November and the 44 who now oppose the government in a massive symbolic vote at the end of the 10 days left. Time for pubs and restaurants. After the vote, an official spokesman said it would “work with members of parliament who have expressed concern in recent times.”
On a difficult day for Johnson, several Hour Tour MPs complained that the new levels had been arbitrarily, poorly enforced and could lose public support for efforts to control Kovid.
In response, Johnson joined a virtual call with all Tory MPs called by Chief Whip Mark Spencer, where he asked them to support his government.
While several lawmakers have complained that the county-level limitation for levels is too broad, Johnson also promised that the approach would “move forward as much as possible,” although impending change is not expected.
Only among other concessions did the Prime Minister use his inaugural address to announce a one-thousand-dollar one-off payment to pubs that do not provide food under the top two-tier ban.
Addressing the concerns of the MPs, the Prime Minister said she has admitted to many people that they have unjustly fallen under the much-needed rules, often stricter than the places before the four-week lockout. However, he said, perhaps the country needed to “hold our nerves” for a few more months before vaccines could be widely deployed.
Several Tory MPs responded to Johnson’s statement that they could not support Johnson’s plan, including some who voted for a four-week lockdown in November.
Former Attorney General Jeremy Wright said he was voting against the government for the first time in 10 years.
Wright, whose Kennelworth seat is evenly spaced with the rest of Warwickshire, has become the third tier, where a mix of all pet households is banned and pubs and restaurants can only serve as customers, with a large number of MPs calling for the ban to be lifted. Small geographical level.
Former business secretary Andrea Lidsom, who was a supporter of the second lock risk, said she was not surprised by the official analysis of the cost and benefits of the Covid ban, released on Monday.
He said: “I want to support my government and the Prime Minister in the lobby this evening, but I can’t do deliberate harm in my constituency and if I can’t do nothing, it won’t get any worse.”
Damien Green, an aide to Theresa May and an Adford MP, said Kant’s decision to take a three-tiered move “provoked the most outraged emails over the weekend after Bernard Castle visited Dominic Cummings”.
Green argues that levels cannot win the right public support. “I am very hopeful that the government will come forward with some people who have reached the consent of the people, but these proposals, I am afraid, will not be achieved, so I will vote against them.”
Former Secretary of Defense Tobias Elwood issued a similar warning: “I fear that this government may lose its compliance if it does not work more vigorously with the country and parliament.”
Ending the controversy on behalf of the government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock took a deeply personal approach and told lawmakers that his great-grandfather died of covid in November and he was sensitive to thank the NHS staff who took care of him. She said: “In my family, like many others, we have lost a loving husband, a father, a grandfather to this terrible disease.”
Johnson abandoned Labor’s decision in his opening remarks. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning, the prime minister referred to Cair Starmer as an “invertebrate” for this choice.
But in his speech, the Labor leader said that while acknowledging the need for continued sanctions, “I firmly believe in what the Prime Minister has said today. In particular, the economic package is not close enough to help the most vulnerable communities.”
Listing previous Covid steps, Starmer said Johnson had a “record of exaggeration and kindness” and was not honest about what might happen next.
“I take the case for restraint. We will not stand in the way of this regulation, ”he said. “But I will not pretend to stand here, as the Prime Minister, it is going to be a plan that will solve it all – vote for it, and it will all be fixed by Easter. It will not happen and no one should vote for it today. ”