Enemies come left and right as Boris faces Omicron ‘tidal wave’

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Enemies come left and right as Boris faces Omicron ‘tidal wave’

UK prime minister is set for another bruising week as he struggles to convince his party that he is the right leader

David Goodman

Boris Johnson’s enemies are closing in from all sides.

Behind in the polls and with his premiership mired in turmoil after a number of seemingly self-inflicted crises, the prime minister is set for another bruising week as he struggles to convince the country, and even his own party, that he is the right man to lead the UK.

A steady drip of damaging allegations around Covid-19 rule-breaking Christmas parties last year show no sign of letting up, while Johnson also faces a large-scale rebellion among his Conservative Party over his latest Covid-19 rules. And he risks losing a once-safe Tory seat in a by-election triggered by the resignation of a disgraced MP who was a close ally...

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