Boris Johnson aims to stay as PM until 2029
The embattled Prime Minister has not lost his fighting spirit, and has aspirations to remain in office until at least 2029.
Boris Johnson has come under fire in recent months from all corners of Parliament, but that has not affected his hunger to remain leader of the country.
He has recently come under heavy calls to resign as almost every opportunity, with opposition MPs calling for his head at every PMQ’s.
Twelve of his own MPs have publicly called for his resignation in recent weeks, with three coming in the past 48 hours alone.
But he hopes to remain as leader of the party and to fight for re-election in 2024.
Mr Johnson told The Sun: “I’ve got a lot more work to do.”
Adding, “I am getting on with the job and I will do so for as long as I have the privilege and honour to serve in this position.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer has said that Boris Johnson has “degraded the office of prime minister” and has told him to “do the decent thing and resign.”
However, the PM has not been rebuffed by these calls, saying: “I won’t accept criticism from the Labour Party or anywhere else. The best answer to any criticism is to deliver.
“This is the Government that delivered Brexit, delivered an 80- seat majority, delivered the fastest booster roll-out and the fastest economic growth in the G7,” he added.
His predecessor, Theresa May, asked him whether he did not think the Covid rules applied to him, in the wake of the partygate scandal.
The PM is thought to have attended four events the Metropolitan Police are investigating for flagrantly and knowingly breaking Covid rules, his office had introduced.
Two of the most damning events occurred on 20 May 2020 – a ‘BYOB’ party which invited Downing Street staff for a social event in the No 10 garden to “make the most of the fine weather” and a party in Mr Johnson’s own flat on 13 November 2020.
The 13 November gathering was on the night that former senior advisor Dominic Cummings exited No 10 for the final time, with the PM’s flat reportedly blaring out ABBA songs to celebrate the advisor’s resignation.
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019, taking over from Theresa May and defeating her former Chancellor and close ally Jeremy Hunt.
He then called a snap general election later than year, gaining 48 seats from the previous election in 2017 and winning by a landslide majority of 80 seats.
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