The clocks are ticking to Boris Johnson being dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ ouf of Number 10.

And instead of being a question of ‘if’ he goes, it’s now a question of ‘when’.

So says Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price who today (Wednesday) announced categorically that Johnson’s days are numbered.

“It's becoming increasingly obvious that Boris Johnson’s days are numbered," he said.

"He’s going to be dragged kicking and screaming out of Number 10, and it's now a matter of 'when' and not 'if'.


"The chaotic displays that have dominated the Westminster political circle for years now are wholly unsustainable and won’t be tolerated any longer by the public,” said Adam Price.

“People are fed up with politicians who treat their lives like a game, and who obsess about personal gain and self interest as opposed to serving the people they were elected to represent.

“What is particularly galling is that Wales must suffer this, despite having never given the Tory party a majority in our country. The contrast between the circus at Westminster and the steps we are taking to modernise and strengthen our democracy in Wales could not be starker.

"We in Wales deserve so much better than this.  We can do so much better than this with independence.”

Earlier this afternoon the tide of resignations had risen to more than 20 following yesterday’s shock announcement that both Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javit had quit, both citing the prime minister’s embroilment in the scandal over Chris Pincher as their reason.

Now there are fears over whether Johnson will be able to fill the vacancies at a time when there are calls for the government to tackle a cost-of-living crisis and support an economy heading for a sharp slowdown, possibly a recession.

The prime minister’s immediate fate could be decided later on today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the so-called 1922 Committee that sets the rules for leadership confidence votes.

A spokesperson said Johnson was confident he would win a confidence motion.