The Prime Minister has unveiled a tax cut plan in an attempt to try and gain support from rebel MPs as he is facing “very choppy waters” which is “difficult to navigate for anyone.”
Boris Johnson is desperately trying to regain control as he has told his Cabinet on Tuesday now is the time “to draw a line” over partygate the Sue Gray report and his shambolic win of the confidence vote on Monday evening.
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The Prime Minister told his Cabinet today, “And we will have the scope, by delivering tax cuts, I think, to deliver considerable growth in employment and economic growth.”
Johnson said he wants to focus on “driving reform” and “cutting costs.”
Johnson said the “huge investment that we are making” before he added, “But it’s not enough just to spend money. We have got to spend it wisely.
“We as Conservative ministers, we have got to make sure at every stage that we are driving reform and driving value.
“So what I’m going to ask you all to do in each of your departments is make sure that you’re thinking the whole time about cutting the costs of Government, about cutting the costs that business has to face and of course cutting the costs that everybody else faces, families up and down the country.”
He thanked the Cabinet for their support on Monday and said they are now “able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about and we are able to get on talking about the issues, what the issues that I think the people want.”
Prominent critic of Johnson, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, suggested it is impossible to unite the party after yesterday’s vote.
“The residual concerns from across the party will continue to remain,” he added.
Tobias Ellwood, Conservative chairman of the Commons defence committee, warned that the Prime Minister will only survive for “a matter of months.”
Philip Dunne, former Minister and current Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, warned Johnson still faces “very choppy waters” which will be “difficult to navigate for anyone.”