The former Brexit Minister Lord Frost has warned Boris Johnson that he has until the autumn to save his premiership.
Lord Frost said the Prime Minister has until the autumn to set out a clear Conservative vision and Johnson cannot afford to ignore the “depth of opposition” by those from within his own party.
Lord Frost wrote in The Daily Telegraph, that the biggest problem the government now faces is not the issue of lockdown parties in Downing Street, but his own voters do not understand what he is trying to do.
He wrote, “Every Prime Minister has weaknesses and blind spots.
“The issue is whether they are able to compensate for them, by having the right people, by taking good advice, and by setting a clear policy direction with broad support.
“Mr Johnson probably has between now and the party conference to show he can do that.”
Lord Frost said that the Prime Minister’s government needs a clear “Conservative plan” which is based on “freedom and individual liberty not collectivism.”
He said the government is constantly at risk over a series of crisis which is overwhelming the Tory Party.
Lord Frost described the series of crisis, “Like the cockpit of a crashing airliner, the dashboard lights are all flashing red.
“The government has to decide which problems must be dealt with now and which can be left until later.”
He then called on Johnson to have a Cabinet reshuffle and appoint a “serious deputy” who can “design and deliver the strategy.”
He added, “This is ambitious. I can see why many people think the Prime Minister can’t deliver it.
“He doesn’t like upsetting people. But any serious plan means making choices.
“Many of us still want him to succeed and will support him if he shows a sense of purpose. But he has to show things will be different now.