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Boris faces ‘no confidence vote’ in the Commons as SNP attempt to exploit growing Tory anger

30th Nov 21 9:04 am

The Scottish National Party has tabled a motion to say they have no confidence in the Prime Minister, in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The SNP will attempt to exploit the growing Tory anger in Boris Johnson following his “disastrous actions.”

The SNP are using an Opposition Day debate to force a vote over the Prime Minister’s performance since he came into power.

Over the weekend the SNP’s leader in Westminster, Ian Blackford, said they had forced the vote to “act as the real opposition” then accused Labour of failing to hold the Tory Party to account.

Blackford said, “As much as it might be tempting to keep poking fun at a Prime Minister who is forever producing an omnibus of omnishambles – there is also something deeply worrying about what is happening.

“I think all of us have a sense of just how damaging and dangerous it is that chaotic governance now defines Downing Street.

“That would be bad enough in normal times, but it is unforgivable in the middle of a pandemic.

“Because let’s be clear, what we are all now witness to is a Prime Minister who is – day by day – deeper and deeper out of his depth.

“It was previously said that the Prime Minister’s office was no place for a novice.

“Well, it is no place for a negligent either.”

It will not be a formal motion of no confidence which means it is non-binding, however it will be embarrassing for Johnson, especially if some Tory members chose not to attend, as the SNP will firmly state that Scotland has “no confidence” in him.

In recent weeks there has been much anger and frustration amongst the Tory backbenchers over Johnson’s performance.

Almost one year to the date Johnson faced “no confidence” in the government’s handling of the pandemic and that millions of people were to be plunged into the Tier 1,2 and 3 lockdowns.

A year on the Prime Minister is facing a mutiny as Tory MPs have written “letters of no confidence” in an attempt to oust him.

Around a dozen Tory MPs have sent letter of “no confidence” to the chair of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

A senior MP told The Sun, “There is real anger. He has until Spring to get back on track or he will be in real trouble.

“Letters have gone in. I am on the cusp myself.”

If the Committee receives 15% of “no confidence” letters then this can trigger a leadership challenge within the Conservative Party, meaning only 54 Tory MPs need to send a letter which will trigger a vote.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister shrugged off today’s motion by the SNP’s Westminster leader.

The spokesman said Johnson was “delivering for the people of this country.”

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