Johnson threatens Parliamentary Party Purge.
By Serdar Kearney Tekkanat
(London, 2 September 2019). As Ireland watches closely, this week The British Prime Minister (PM), Boris Johnson, threatened to deselect or even expel rebels within the Tory Party who are trying to prevent a No Deal Brexit.
These rebels include Dominic Grieve, Philip Hammond, Rory Stewart and many more. As we go to press, it is suspected that the PM will make his decision about the rebel’s future careers after Monday’s defining vote.
Advisors of Mr Johnson are saying that if rebel MP’s vote against him this week, he could risk a no-confidence vote and it might instigate a General Election which could put Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn into power. Although, expelling MP’s could also prove dangerous as the Conservatives only have a majority of one in the House of Commons.
The PM’s recent hard-line statements have been seen as an attempt to appease Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which recently won the European Elections in the UK.
While his leadership style is dogmatic, Johnson must cleanse the Tory Parliamentary Party of Remainers if he wants to win over Conservative voters who have turned to the Brexit Party. Although a blunt instrument, this is one of the ways he can win a majority at the next Election and prevent a dangerous far left leader of the Opposition getting into No 10.