The crisis gripping Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be reaching its final stage, judging by the press’s reaction to the humiliating losses suffered by the Conservative Party in the dual elections in Wakefield, Tiverton and Honiton.
The Daily Telegraphthe traditional Tory voice, titled “Tory rebels plot next step to remove prime minister”, and states that “the prime minister’s enemies push for control of the 1922 commission after defeats in the by-election”.
The times He has a very similar main story under the headline “Prime Minister faces a new threat to the Conservative Party” and quotes one minister as saying that some disgruntled ministers facing sacking in an upcoming cabinet reshuffle may resign and lead “pre-emptive strikes” against Johnson.
“Tory Grandis tells Johnson after a historic defeat: Just go,” is the main story in guardianFocusing on the words of Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden, who resigned in the wake of by-election defeats and wrote in a scathing resignation letter: “We cannot continue business as usual. Someone must be held accountable.”
The Mirror “Go now,” he says, echoing former Conservative leader Michael Howard’s call that the party would be “better off” if Johnson resigned.
The pass The tone of the challenge with the headline “Boris vows to run in the next general election…and win!”.
But the fear raging in the ranks of the Conservative Party has highlighted it Mail Splash, who is demanding that Sajid Javid the Labor and Liberal Democrats “disclose” what he says is an informal coalition designed to oust Boris Johnson. The headline reads: “Javed: Tell the public the truth about the anti-tory treaty”.
The F Reports “Johnson faces a new crisis as the Conservative Party loses twice in by-elections and his party chair,” but front-page news makes the big news from America: “US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in major blow to abortion rights.”
The I It also leads to the abortion story but has what she calls an “exclusive” story on the front page that says “Johnson is threatened by the new vote of no-confidence.”
The Scottish “The Conservatives are planning, as Johnson said, ‘Now go to the party,'” he says.
The Yorkshire Postwhose region includes many Conservative MPs whose majority is at risk in the next general election, is progressing with “the prime minister ready for ‘attacks’ from the electorate”.