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Boris could be facing another Tory coup over partygate, tax rises and a ‘policy vacuum’ as ‘this government has no direction’

by LLB political Reporter
24th May 22 11:40 am

The Prime Minister could be facing another Tory coup attempt as some Conservative MPs are angry over the continued partygate saga and a rise in taxes at a time where the cost of living is hitting families hard.

It was raised again on Tuesday morning that a Tory coup could take place after backbencher Sir Roger Gale Tory MP blasted that Boris Johnson “has misled the House of Commons (HoC).”

Sir Roger who has previously called on Conservative MPs to throw out Johnson, tweeted, “I believe that the PM has misled the HoC’s from the Despatch Box.

“That is a resignation issue.

“I have made my own position clear. It is now a matter for my Conservative parliamentary colleagues to decide whether or not to instigate a vote of no confidence.”

Sir Roger was part of an attempted coup in January to oust the Prime Minister but they failed to get 54 letters of no confidence which is required to be sent to Sir Graham Brady who is the chairman of the 1922 Committee.

Johnson’s supporters have warned that partygate could now be a “means to an end” to put in place a Prime Minister “who will deliver Conservative policies,” the Express was told.

Some Tory MPs believe that the list of parties which took place during lockdown at Downing Street has “sucked the life out of the government.”

A previous loyal Tory backbencher said, “I got elected to slash people’s taxes and make them freer to do business and get on with their lives.

“Instead we have raised taxes and put people under virtual house arrest [with lockdown] for two years.”

Another Tory MP said, “I’m not even sure why we are here anymore.

“Everyone is depressed, there is no direction, policy changes by the day and we are not governing as Conservatives.”

An MP from a Red Wall seat told Express, “What is the point of having an 80 seat majority when we don’t do anything Conservative?

“Why are we messing around with Net Zero and tax rises?

WWe should be slashing tax, bringing back grammar schools, fighting woke issues and tackling the cost of living.”

A former Minister, who had previously stuck by Johnson said, “The most harmful charge brought by [Labour leader] Keir Starmer is that this government has no direction.

“He made the point badly but he was right.

“This is a government which cannot say what levelling up is, has no cultural offer to the country and appears to be anything but Conservative.”

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