A Pyrrhic Victory for the Prime Minister
Boris Johnson’s Cabinet met on the morning of June 7, hours after the prime minister won a confidence vote among his own MPs. While the Cabinet members banged the table in a traditional gesture of support, Johnson’s win was widely seen as a pyrrhic victory, which prepares the way for months of in-fighting and threats to Johnson’s tenure.
The prime minister secured support from 211 colleagues, but 148 voted against the man who less than 3 years ago delivered a landslide Conservative victory. That means Johnson remains party leader and prime minister. But for how long?