Boris Johnson survived the confidence vote, but only narrowly - so what does the future look like for the PM?
What is happening?
Pixar’s Lightyear has been generally panned by critics and moviegoers and its box office weekend saw it pull in less than expected. But the film is also making headlines for featuring a same sex couple – two women who in one scene briefly kiss.
What are the facts?
- Boris Johnson survived the attempt by his own MPs to oust him as both Tory party leader and prime minister
- The PM won but the scale of the rebellion was larger than anyone expected
- 41 per cent of Tory MPs voted they have no confidence in the PM and want him out
- The confidence vote was triggered after the 15 per cent (54 letters) threshold was passed – 54 MPs triggered the contest
- The vote comes after a string of scandals including partygate and the Sue Gray report
- The PM may have won but history suggests when a confidence vote is triggered, it usually marks the beginning of the end for a prime minister
- Boris Johnson got less support than his predecessor Teresa May (who was out just 6 months after winning her confidence vote.
PinkNews says Lightyear star Keke Palmer has applauded the animated film’s LGBTQ+ representation for “depicting life and love the way that exists” in the world.
Arab News says Disney and Pixar’s latest movie “Lightyear,” which was slated for a June 16 release, has been banned in the UAE — one of the most liberal countries in the Arab World — over content, including a same-sex intimate scene.
The Independent says Cancel culture? Boo! It’s an attack on our freedoms by the terminally woke! There are limits, and sometimes we liberals go too far. We deserve a kicking. We deserve a Ted Cruz-approved cancellation.
Daily Record says If you are old enough, you were possibly one of the nine million people who tuned in to watch British TV’s first pre-watershed lesbian kiss in Brookside.