Tory MP Jeremy Wright is the latest conservative to tell Boris Johnson to resign and then Elliot Colbrun also told the Prime Minister to quit.
Colburn announced on Monday that he has submitted a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady the chairman of the 1922 Committee and has not released any statement.
Wright wrote a 2,303 letter on his website demanding that Johson quits following the fallout from the Sue Gray report and the partygate scandal.
Wright wrote, “I fear that these events have done real and lasting damage to the reputation not just of this Government but to the institutions and authority of Government more generally.”
Wright who was Theresa May’s and David Cameron’s Attorney General said he cannot be sure if Johnson had misled Parliament, he added, “Trust] matters because it is sadly likely that a government will again need to ask the citizens of this country to follow rules it will be difficult to comply with and to make sacrifices which will be hard to bear, in order to serve or preserve the greater good.
“The collective consequences of those citizens declining to do so may again be severe.”
Wright blasted the Prime Minister’s lockdown shindigs, he continued, “I have therefore, with regret, concluded that, for the good of this and future Governments, the Prime Minister should resign.”
He added, “I have set out why I cannot be sure that the Prime Minister knowingly misled the House of Commons, but in my view there is clear evidence he has been negligent.
“I also find it inconceivable that senior officials and advisers would have tolerated, facilitated and even encouraged the breaking of Covid rules if they believed that the Prime Minister would have been horrified and outraged by what was happening in Downing Street when he was not there.”
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