London X City Examines What Londoners Think About Boris Johnson
London X City, which is a London, UK based website offering interesting info on various aspects of life in London and in other parts of the world, has recently published an article about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The article points out that Boris Johnson might be the one to be blamed for the potential downfall of the Conservative Party in view of how he handled Brexit, which he spearheaded after he decided in 2016 not to run for re-election after completing his second term as Mayor of London. Many Londoners believe that Boris Johnson mishandled Brexit, or the campaign to leave the European Union (EU).
Karla, a spokesperson for London X City, says, “A popular section of London X City is Celeb News and Shows. In there, you will find articles talking about celebrities, including actors and other famous people like politicians. Naturally, we also featured the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, especially when he had served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.”
The article observed that while Boris Johnson easily won the election to become the Prime Minister, the Conservative Party or the Tory Party is actually in a crisis and may likely encounter difficulties in the next UK election. This was made worse because of Boris Johnson’s apparent neglect of London despite his previous promise to fight for the UK capital. It seems that London, while being instrumental in his becoming the British prime minister, has suffered economically because of Johnson’s focus on the provincial regions that supported Brexit.
As such, Brexit has not really helped the Conservative Party. Many Conservative voters have started to leave the party and search for other alternatives. As a result, many of those who voted for their local Conservative MP in the past, have shifted their loyalties to other parties, such as the Liberals or the Brexit Party, which is now the Reform UK party. Naturally, the Conservative Party will blame the prime minister when they fail in the next election, especially when many believe that he mishandled Brexit. Whether that will be true or not, it is important to understand what Londoners think about Boris Johnson.
Business leaders in the capital city have been warning the government that it needs to step up its efforts to boost the city’s economy in view of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. There are indicators that indeed, London has been left behind, especially with the City’s financial services industry still on unsteady ground as it has to haggle with the EU after Boris Johnson mostly failed to consider the industry during the Brexit negotiations.
Observers on the ground noted that while office attendance in cities like Birmingham and Manchester are almost back to pre-pandemic levels, it’s still less than 50 percent of what it previously was in London. The capital city also has the largest percentage of furloughed workers in England. Meanwhile, footfall in the West End entertainment and shopping district is still at 50 percent levels compared to pre-pandemic levels as of the week starting July 26. Business leaders are therefore concerned that the city may take many years to fully recover.
Ironically, Londoners played an important role in Johnson being elected as British prime minister. And yet, the actions of Boris Johnson after Brexit are fueling the notion that London is not a priority of the government. In fact, civil service work have been transferred to certain parts of northern England where Johnson has had significant help in the 2019 election.
The issue is that while London may not seem to hold sufficient political capital for Johnson, it may hold the key to the UK recovery out of the pandemic that could be important for his political career. Indeed, there are signs that the Conservative Party is in a crisis. In the 2019 election, the Labour Party got 49 of London’s 73 seats. And Sadiq Khan, also of the Labour Party, won a second term as Mayor of London, crushing his Conservative opponent by 55 percent to 45 percent.
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