London (Parliament Politics Magazine) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to scrap Plan B Covid-19 restrictions in England and battle to save his job after a slew of scandals over the Downing Street parties.
According to number of sources, the PM is allegedly drawing up a blueprint of official to offer their resignation over ‘partygate’ to avoid him having to leave No.10.
The plan, which the prime minister is said to have personally dubbed ‘Operation Save Big Dog’, includes crackdown on the boozing culture, as well as sacking of senior officials from the civil servants and appointees, in order to save his job.
It comes after one of the worst weeks for Mr Johnson over a string of allegations that he in May 2020 attended a “Bring Your Own Booze” event in the garden, a scheduled celebration event dubbed “wine time Friday” and a parties on the evening of Prince Philip’s funeral.
Tory MPs have already established by fury with the Prime Minister and Civil Servants. They look on now in anticipation to wait for the outcome of the Sue Gray investigation, before deciding to oust the PM out of Downing Street.
Johnson encouraged by his cabinet, that they are in support to keep him in power over the fact that he delivered Brexit. Oliver Dowden, a former cabinet member, drew the short straw and sent out to defend the PM. And he vowed: “We must improve the culture. We must do better. I hear people’s anger; I know it and we have got to respond to that.”
The PM is fighting to save his job and one of the ways he plans to do that is by reviewing the Plan B measures including Covid passes, wearing masks in public places and work from home guidance and lifting the restrictions from Jan. 26 for England.
Johnson, also insisted that the Plan B measures, helped drive the vaccine booster programme over the Christmas period, and remains optimist that caution among the population would have been enough the constrain the latest Omicron wave.
The decision to scrap the measures appears to have the backing of scientist, with the latest SAGE documents suggesting that lifting the restrictions would be effective in NHS admissions.