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I don't understand why so many opposition MPs are so keen for Boris Johnson to resign as prime minister, so that he's replaced by another Conservative MP, presumably one who has until now approved of Boris Johnson's behaviour. How would some other Conservative MP be any better?

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@greytheearthling Less political capital, less entrenched, easier to dislodge or move against in the future

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@ada I'm not so sure. I think newly-elected leaders tend to have *more* political capital, since they've just recently won their party's support, and they're presumably not guilty of whatever toppled the previous leader. Johnson has not yet been in office as long as Theresa May was.

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@greytheearthling Also I think part of the reason Johnson lasted as long as he did is that no one else wanted to be the Brexit PM, and then the covid PM. A new person can (and no doubt will, whenever they appear) pretend that those things are over and have no ongoing bad effects. They'll benefit from being able to blame all that on Johnson. @ada

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