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As pressure grows on the tenure of the Prime Minister, Prof Sir John claimed Mr Johnson is beginning to lose the trust of the electorate. Although Mr Johnson has claimed he did not break any rules concerning the alleged parties last year, Prof Sir John claimed the electorate believe Covid rules were broken last year. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Prof Sir John likened the alleged parties to the Dominic Cummings fiasco last year. 

He said: “Boris has two problems: firstly, he seems to have lost the authority of the electorate.

“Despite his comments, people think there was a party and the rules were broken.

“And two-thirds say he’s not telling the truth.

“His personal ratings have now gone south substantially.

“Like with the Cummings fiasco, they were never able to convince the public it was right.

“At the moment they are wholly failing to convince the public that the December 18 party did not take place.”

The alleged parties held in Whitehall and No10 last year have caused the Prime Minister’s approval rating to drop.

According to a poll from Ipsos Mori, the Prime Minister has now fallen 13 points behind Sir Keir Starmer.

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In the poll, commissioned by the Evening Standard, Sir Keir was rated at 44 percent, while Mr Johnson fell to 31 percent.

Professor Sir John also claimed the Prime Minister has lost authority over his party.

He added: “What you also have, is that it’s clear he does not command the authority of his MPs.

“To address the 1922 committee and to fail to reduce the rebellion says something.

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“It may not be the challenge the party wants to face but it must manage it successfully.

“If it doesn’t, it will be curtains for Boris Johnson in the short run and the Tories in the long run.”

Mr Johnson was delivered a serious blow to his leadership during the week after 99 MPs voted against the Government’s Covid pass requirement for entry into venues.

A further 31 MPs abstained from the vote, wiping out the Prime Minister’s 80-seat majority.

Amid the crisis for the Prime Minister, Sir Keir Starmer said: “Boris Johnson is too weak to lead.

“The public is safer thanks to Labour putting people’s health before party politics.

“The Prime Minister needs to take a long, hard look at himself and ask whether he has the authority to take this country through the pandemic.”

Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,005 British adults 18+ by telephone 3rd – 10th December 2021.

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