高级保守党因党内丑闻向鲍里斯·约翰逊发起猛烈抨击

愤怒的保守党陷入了刀: Senior Conservatives deliver slam to Boris Johnson over ‘infuriating and humiliatingparty scandal and warn he may have to resign if found to have broken Covid rules

  • 13 Conservative MPs went public to condemn Johnson for party scandal
  • Described allegations as ‘infuriatingand ‘humilatingin their criticisms
  • Sir Charles Walker, vice chair of 1922 Committee, said PM had six months to restore trust in his government
  • Other MPs and ministers said his position could quickly be put on ‘life support
  • A string of senior 保守党 broke ranks last night to deliver an extraordinary chorus of public and private criticism of 鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) over the ‘Partygate’ 丑闻.

    In a clear threat to his leadership, 至少 13 Conservative MPs – many from the 2019 intake when Mr Johnson led the Party to victory – went public to condemn him over the claims.

    They described the allegations as ‘infuriating’, ‘humiliatingand warned that the Prime Minister would have to resign if he was found to have broken 封锁 规则.

    Sir Charles Walker, vice chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee, suggested the Prime Minister had about ‘six monthsto restore trust in his Government.

    Johnny Mercer (图为), MP for Plymouth, replied to a constituent who had missed his dad's 80th birthday by saying: 'I'm sorry. It's humiliating, and does not reflect the majority of my colleagues who at least try and lead by example'

    Johnny Mercer (图为), MP for Plymouth, replied to a constituent who had missed his dad’s 80th birthday by saying: '对不起. It’s humiliating, and does not reflect the majority of my colleagues who at least try and lead by example

    But many MPs and even serving ministers went further, suggesting that his position could quickly be put on ‘life support’.

    Others warned that backbenchers were ‘resharpening their pencilsto trigger a confidence vote should a report by senior civil servant Sue Gray find against him.

    Meanwhile Antony Mullen, leader of the Sunderland Conservatives, articulated the grassroots anger by publicly questioning how the Prime Minister could ‘survive’.

    Sir Charles Walker (图为), vice chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee, suggested the Prime Minister had about 'six months' to restore trust in his Government

    Sir Charles Walker (图为), vice chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee, suggested the Prime Minister had about ‘six monthsto restore trust in his Government

    Disquiet on the Tory backbenches reached a crescendo before Christmas following an aborted bid to save former minister Owen Paterson, who was found guilty of ‘serious breachesof lobbying rules, and a row over vaccine passports.

    Although that anger appeared to subside last month as the Prime Minister resisted another lockdown, it resurfaced yesterday following fresh claims of lockdown-busting Downing Street parties.

    Mr Johnson’s most prominent public critic was Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross who demanded Mr Johnson say ‘right nowwhether he had attended the gathering on May 20, 2020. Asked if he thought Mr Johnson had misled Parliament, Mr Ross said: ‘I’m in no doubt that any memberwho deliberately misleads Parliament cannot continue.

    Mr Johnson's most prominent public critic was Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross (图为) who demanded Mr Johnson say 'right now' whether he had attended the gathering on May 20, 2020. Asked if he thought Mr Johnson had misled Parliament, Mr Ross said: 'I'm in no doubt that any member... who deliberately misleads Parliament cannot continue'

    Mr Johnson’s most prominent public critic was Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross (图为) who demanded Mr Johnson say ‘right nowwhether he had attended the gathering on May 20, 2020. Asked if he thought Mr Johnson had misled Parliament, Mr Ross said: ‘I’m in no doubt that any memberwho deliberately misleads Parliament cannot continue

    Caroline Nokes, chairman of the Women and Equalities committee, 说过: ‘I have no words that can adequately express how angry I am at the ‘don’t do as I do, do as I sayattitude that appears to have prevailed in Downing Street.

    Four Tory MPs elected in 2019 also broke cover to criticise the Prime Minister. They included Natalie Elphicke, MP for Dover, who said she was ‘shockedby the allegations and Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley, who said they ‘infuriated’ 他.

    Meanwhile Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth, replied to a constituent who had missed his dad’s 80th birthday by saying: '对不起. It’s humiliating, and does not reflect the majority of my colleagues who at least try and lead by example.

    Four Tory MPs elected in 2019 also broke cover to criticise the Prime Minister. They included Natalie Elphicke (图为), MP for Dover, who said she was 'shocked' by the allegations and Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley, who said they 'infuriated' him

    Four Tory MPs elected in 2019 also broke cover to criticise the Prime Minister. They included Natalie Elphicke (图为), MP for Dover, who said she was ‘shockedby the allegations and Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley, who said they ‘infuriated’ 他

    Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley, said he didn’t think anyone involved with the party ‘can stay in any position where they’re setting Covid policy.And Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives, said Mr Johnson should ‘consider his positionif Mrs Gray or the Met found he was involved in any illegal activities.

    Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, 说过: ‘People are rightly furiousI am clear that those who set the rules must abide by them or face the consequences.Philip Davies, Tory MP for Shipley, said it was ‘unacceptablefor anyone in Government to have flouted the laws and would be a ‘bitter pillfor the public to swallow.

    A senior minister also told the Daily Mail that the Prime Minister should ‘resignimmediately to avoid a ‘slow, painful exit’. Another said that his leadership will be ‘put on life support unless he starts being upfrontwhile one senior Tory warned that the damage ‘is becoming too great’. A backbencher said: ‘I think the die is cast. I put in my letter [of no confidence] weeks ago.

    Caroline Nokes (图为), chairman of the Women and Equalities committee, 说过: 'I have no words that can adequately express how angry I am at the 'don't do as I do, do as I say' attitude that appears to have prevailed in Downing Street'

    Caroline Nokes (图为), chairman of the Women and Equalities committee, 说过: ‘I have no words that can adequately express how angry I am at the ‘don’t do as I do, do as I sayattitude that appears to have prevailed in Downing Street

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