Senior Tory MP Simon Hoare warned that there is “pessimism” across the Conservative Party over Liz Truss and she has been given hours to save her position, it has been claimed.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday Hoare was asked if the Prime Minister is “up to the job,” he answered, “I think she could be.”
He added, “If this was a career review, an employer sitting in front of a person looking at performance and outcomes, then the score sheet isn’t looking very good.
“Can the ship be turned around? Yes.
“But I think there’s about 12 hours to do it. I think today and tomorrow are crunch days.”
Crispin Blunt told the BBC that the Prime Minister must “quit today” and he was the first MP to publicly call on Truss to resign.
Blunt blasted Truss and said her position is now “wholly untenable,” adding, “It ought to have been clear she did not have the capacity to lead our party and I don’t think she should have put herself up for the leadership in the first place.”