In the wake of the partygate saga Boris Johnson has admitted on Wednesday that he had “thought about” quitting as Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister said the so-called partygate saga had been “a totally miserable experience” but then said, “I just cannot see how actually it’d be responsible right now.”
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During an interview with Mumsnet Johnson said, “I think that on why am I still here, I’m still here because we’ve got huge pressures economically, we’ve got to get on, you know, we’ve got the biggest war in Europe for 80 years, and we’ve got a massive agenda to deliver which I was elected to deliver.
“I’ve thought about all these questions a lot, as you can imagine, and I just cannot see how actually it’d be responsible right now – given everything that is going on.”
On Tuesday Johnson was warned that a vote of no confidence could happen as early as next week as his political career is in “real trouble” after senior influential MPs have publicly criticised him.
The former leader of the Conservative Party William Hague said the Sue Gray report “has been one of those sort of slow fuse explosions in politics.”
the much respected Tory MPs Sir Bob Neill, Conservative chairman of the Justice Select Committee and the former Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom has slammed Johnson.
Hague told TimesRadio, “Boris Johnson is in real trouble here and when an MP as reputable, as experienced and respected as Bob Neil, who we were just listening to gives that opinion that he’s just been given that very serious trouble for the Prime Minister.
“I think the Sue Gray report has been one of those sort of slow fuse explosions in politics, it’s still going along.
“A lot of people misread it really the events of last week as meaning the trouble is over, Boris is free and that’s actually not the mood in the Conservative Party that is very, very troubled about the contents of that report.
“So I think that Conservative Party will need to resolve this one way or another, obviously because to be an effective party, they either need to rally behind the Prime Minister they have got or they need to decide to force him out.
” I think they are moving towards either next week or around the end of June, they are moving towards having a ballot that looks like that.”