The Prime Minister has been brutally savaged by a Tory MP who slammed Boris Johnson over the “utterly depressing toxic atmosphere.”
Tory MP William Wragg told MPs that it is “utterly depressing to be asked to defend the indefensible” in a seven minute attack on Johnson.
Johnson is facing a vote on Thursday in the House of Commons whether or not he misled Parliament and if so it will then be refereed to a special committee.
Ahead of the vote wragg said, “I care deeply about my colleagues, I know that a number are struggling at the moment.
“We’ve been working in a toxic atmosphere, the parliamentary party bears the scars of misjudgements of leadership.
“There can be few colleagues on this side of the House who are truly enjoying being members of Parliament at the moment.
“It is utterly depressing to be asked to defend the indefensible.”
Wragg added, “Each time, part of us withers.
“I have questioned my place in this party in recent months, perhaps that’s symptomatic of a sway of our voters in the country.
“But I tell them firmly I’m not going anywhere, and I urge them to stick with us at the forthcoming elections.
“But for us to maintain their trust and confidence, we must be seen to do the right thing.”
He continued, “It is our responsibility, it is the Conservative Parliamentary Party’s responsibility, we must stop delegating and delaying our political judgement.
“We each only have our limited and imperfect integrity. We can’t keep spending it on others who we cannot be sure would not let us down.”