Tory rebels who are trying to oust Boris Johnson who are also known as the “pork pie plotters” are considering to release a recording of “heated” exchange with a government chief whip.
A Tory MP recorded a conversation with the chief whip Mark Spencer after voting against the government in 2021, and the Times has reported they are considering to release the recording to the public.
“They pulled me over and I told them I was voting against them,” the MP told the Times.
“They got right up in my face.
“They told me that if you think you’re getting a single f***ing penny, forget it.
“If you think a Minister is coming to your patch forget it. You’re done.”
The Times further reported that Tory MPs who are keen to oust Johnson, are considering to publish private and secret texts and conversations to the public.
A source close to the rebels told The Times, “One member has recorded a heated conversation that they had with the chief whip.”
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News he was “very surprised” to hear of such allegations.
He added, “I think that is completely unacceptable, I think any form of blackmail and intimidation of that kind simply has no place in British politics.
“Forgive me, I don’t think it is something that I’ve ever heard of, I don’t think this is happening.”
“It is simply remarkable that a Prime Minister could countenance scrapping local projects and funding if MPs refuse to back him.
“All Boris Johnson cares about is saving his own skin. He’s acting more like a mafia boss than a Prime Minister.
“These latest allegations of criminal behaviour are yet more proof that a civil servant investigation into Partygate is utterly inadequate.
Downing Street spokesperson said, “We are not aware of any evidence to support what are clearly serious allegations. If there is any evidence to support these claims we would look at it very carefully.”