Over the past several weeks, I’ve done it quickly UK Vaccinations Especially against the background of the initial problems the European Union faced – and the resulting marked reduction in injuries and deaths effectively covered everything else. Both the problems arising from the exit from the post-Brexit transition period and various instances – too numerous – of a lack of transparency on the part of the British Prime Minister. Johnson himself, after not being clear about how to fund the renovation of his Downing Street commercial, said what people care about is vaccination and recovery from lockdown. Thanks to vaccinations in May, Johnson had more pros than cons for the first time since last April.
The end of the ‘vaccine reward’
Now, however, things are not good anymore. While all coronavirus restrictions were lifted in England on Monday, a rapid rise in the number of infections followed again, which it is generally believed that Johnson took a big risk. In addition, vaccinations, the frequency of which is no longer – as in many other countries – mask other problems and accidents.
There are a lot of those all the time. First, in late June, the forced departure of Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who broke the restrictions imposed on the virus – and which Johnson initially tried to defend. Last weekend, an attempt by Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak to avoid quarantine by participating in a pilot program to replace it with tests, the government withdrew in less than three hours after an outcry. This week, more information was revealed from Johnson’s former senior adviser Dominic Cummings that the prime minister does not want a lockdown because he said “only 80-year-olds are dying from Covid”. Meanwhile, “pingdemia,” a wave of absenteeism crippling the country, has people sent into quarantine through the app.
The effects of this can be seen in public opinion polls. According to a YouGov poll published on Saturday, support for the Conservative Party fell by 6 percentage points over the course of the week. – up to 38 percent – and for the opposition Labor Party it has increased by 3 points and by 34%. Similar results were also obtained from a Survation Center survey published on Saturday. The Conservatives lost 4 percentage points during the week. He intends to vote for them 39%, and the Labor Party got 3 points and has the support of 35%. Johnson himself, who in the previous poll had a net approval rating of -3 per cent, and now has – 13 per cent, lost even more. And it may be his consolation that opposition leader Keir Starmer has this indicator at a lower level, that is – 14 percent.
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 24 July 2019, a day after winning the party internal elections and taking over the leadership of the Conservative Party. In December 2019, he led the Conservative Party to their biggest electoral victory since 1987.
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