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Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party loses two by-elections leaving Prime Minister on the brink

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party loses two by-elections leaving Prime Minister on the brink

What started out as quite amusing tittle tattle could now spell the end of Boris Johnson’s political career.

What started out as quite amusing tittle tattle could now spell the end of Boris Johnson’s political career.

When one of his MPs was caught watching porn in Parliament – and used the bizarre excuse that he was trying to research tractors – you could be forgiven for thinking this would be another minor scandal easily shaken off by Teflon Johnson.

After all, this is the prime minister who has been found to have broken the law with lockdown-busting parties and still lived to tell the tale – albeit with his ego battered and bruised.

Just last week Mr Johnson was accused of offering his wife Carrie – then his lover – a plum job in the Foreign Office on a significant salary while he was Foreign Secretary.

And let’s not forget the accusations of sleaze, the intriguing relationship with a US tech entrepreneur while he was Mayor of London, and, of course, the questions over who coughed up the cash to decorate his Downing Street flat in garish wallpaper.

But it seemed that mud just wouldn’t stick to BoJo… until now.

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The Conservatives on Friday lost not one but two by-elections with massive swings against them, in a sign that voters may have had enough of the PM’s antics.

The first – in Tiverton and Honiton, a sleepy part of Devon in the south west of England – was sparked by Conservative MP Neil Parish’s resignation after he was caught watching porn in the House of Commons by a female colleague.

Mr Parish astonishingly claimed he had been looking up tractors when he accidentally stumbled upon a similar-sounding website that was somewhat less family-friendly.

There was some suggestion he had been looking up Claas Dominator combine harvesters when he…

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