“He just can’t lead and this can’t go on”
Two Tory MPs submitted letters on Monday to ‘1922 Committee’ chair Graham Brady expressing no-confidence in Boris Johnson, after his late and chaotic u-turn on schools and a national lockdown. According to the Financial Times, one of the pair – both of whom reportedly owe their election to Johnson – said:
I’m completely fed up. He just can’t lead and this can’t go on.
Johnson was attacked on Monday night by leading medical adviser Adam Hamdy, who condemned Johnson’s decision to encourage parents to break children’s Christmas holiday isolation by sending them back to school – only then to announce his school closure after fuelling the pandemic by mixing children in classes, putting vulnerable relatives in grave danger:
Johnson has already been blamed for the needless deaths of tens of thousands of people – 25,000 in the first wave alone – yet refused even to express regret.
If enough Tory MPs submit similar letters to Brady, it could trigger a full no-confidence vote among Tory MPs that, under the party’s rules, could topple him.
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