Billionaire hedge fund chief John Armitage has critised Boris Johnson and warned he is “past the point of of no return” and he must quit.
Armitage has donated more than £3m to the Conservatives and leaders who lose their “moral authority” must “leave.” He said there is a lack of morale authority in modern politics which is “incredibly distressing.”
Speaking to the BBC Armitage was asked if Johnson is “past the point of no return” and he said, “Well, personally yes.”
This will be another blow for the Prime Minister as Armitage has cut funding to the Tory party but he will remain as a party member.
Armitage said, “I feel that if you lose moral authority, and if you do things, which, you know, the average person, your mother, someone you try to explain, someone who you admire, if you do something or say something which on the front page of the Sunday Times looks terrible, and you do that consistently, and you betray a sense of not really caring, I think you should leave.
“And I find the lack of honour inherent in modern politics incredibly distressing.”
He also said he has doubts over the mini reshuffle in No 10 and added, “God above. What about a sense of personal responsibility?
“‘Oh I’m going to change my chief of staff and it will all be fine.’ Oh really?”
A spokesperson for the party said the government remains, “fully focused on delivering for the British people.”