The former Tory attorney general Dominic Grieve has blasted Boris Johnson and said he has “told a series of untruths” and he should be removed from office.
Grieve who is a QC and also served as Shadow Home Secretary said that the Conservative Party would be better off if Johnson was removed as Prime Minister.
Grieve was asked by the BBC over the latest allegations against Johnson, he said, “He ought to be in a lot of trouble because he’s told a series of untruths about these issues over a period of time and the latest evidence clearly suggests that the rules were broken.
The former attorney general said that the public has “little trust” in Johnson and then delivered a blistering attack, he said, “The difficulty we have here is that we have a prime minister who’s effectively a serial liar.”
“My impression is that there are many MPs who are deeply unhappy about him, but the difficulty is that replacing a Prime Minister requires courage, it requires the upheaval that goes with it, and it requires the coordination necessary to get him removed.
“I think it’d be very desirable if he were removed. I think the Conservative Party would find that it has a much better future without him than it has with him at present.”
Kate Ferguson who is the deputy political editor at The Sun said today that “Tory MPs openly wondering how much longer Boris Johnson has as leader and PM this morning.”
She added on Twitter, “One tells me: “I don’t know how much longer he has got. It’s death by a thousands cuts.”
Tory MPs openly wondering how much longer Boris Johnson has as leader and PM this morning.
One tells me: "I don't know how much longer he has got. It's death by a thousands cuts."
— Kate Ferguson (@kateferguson4) January 11, 2022
The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer slammed Johnson and said, “Boris Johnson, your deflections and distractions are absurd.
“Not only did you know about the parties in Downing Street, you attended them.
“Stop lying to the British public. It’s time to finally come clean.”
Boris Johnson, your deflections and distractions are absurd.
Not only did you know about the parties in Downing Street, you attended them.
Stop lying to the British public. It’s time to finally come clean.
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) January 11, 2022
An email has emerged which shows that more than 100 Downing Street staff were invited to “bring your own booze” for a drinks party in Boris Johnson’s garden at No.10 during the first lockdown.
The Metropolitan Police are now considering to investigate the “alleged breaches” that took place in the Prime Minister’s own garden.
“The Metropolitan Police Service is aware of widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches of the Health Protection Regulations at Downing Street on May 20, 2020, and is in contact with the Cabinet Office,” the force said.