While boris johnson takes a day off to recover, deputy prime minister Dominic Raab will be presiding over any "significant decisions" required before Johnson returns to work on Tuesday. The nose operation was said to have been "scheduled for a while" and both Raab and UK Cabinet Secretary Simon Case were aware of its timing.
British Prime Minister boris johnson's Conservative Party lost a previously safe parliamentary seat in southern England on Friday, a sign of the depth of voter discontent after months of scandals and a growing cost of living crisis.
Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing replacements for Conservative lawmakers who resigned in disgrace. One was convicted of sexual assault; the other was caught looking at pornography in the House of Commons chamber — an episode he explained by saying he was searching for pictures of tractors on his phone.
In Rwanda for a meeting of Commonwealth nations, Johnson was defiant, pledging to listen to voters' concerns and do more to tackle a cost-of-living crisis after what he described as "tough" results in the two so-called byelections.
The triple blow comes as the Tories lost Wakefield in the north of England to the Opposition Labour Party and Tiverton and Honiton in southern England went to the Liberal Democrats overnight on Thursday.
The 24-hour strike by 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff canceled about four-fifths of passenger services across the country. A third walkout is planned for Saturday as part of Britain’s biggest and most disruptive railway strike in 30 years.
All politicians need luck and boris johnson -- once described as a "greased piglet" for his uncanny powers of political escapology -- has had more than most in his career. That lucky streak of surviving crisis after crisis continued on Monday after he won a vote of confidence by his own Conservative colleagues, keeping him in power as party leader and UK prime minister.