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Tory MPs are being called to back ‘a motion of no confidence’ as Boris ‘misled both Parliament and the public’

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
16th Jan 22 1:18 pm

The Liberal Democrats have said they’ve found cross party support to call for a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister and are urging Tory MPs to back this.

The motion has been signed by 18 MPs across four parties, this includes all 13 Lib Dems, with two Labour MPs, two from Plaid Cymru, along with Stephen Garry from the Alliance Party.

The motion states that Parliament has no confidence in Boris Johnson as he has “broken the Covid lockdown laws his government introduced, misled both Parliament and the public about it, and disastrously undermined public confidence in the midst of a pandemic.”

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey warned on Sunday, “By remaining in Number 10, Boris Johnson is a threat to the health of the nation – no-one will take anything he says seriously and that is simply unacceptable during a pandemic.

“Conservative MPs should not only support our motion of no confidence, but they should pressure Jacob Rees-Mogg to give the motion time for a vote and soon.

“The country deserves a chance to move on from this deceitful Prime Minister.”

The former Tory MP Anna Soubry has accused the Prime Minister of being a coward as he is “hiding away in Downing Street.”

In a blistering attack Soubry said she has always believed that Johnson “was unfit” to be Prime Minister.

Speaking with Sky News Soubry was asked whether Johnson can last, she said, “Well I hope he doesn’t.

“I have always thought he was unfit for the role of PM and it’s not just me.

“I hope he doesn’t last, he could though. He certainly could go to May, for sure.”

Soubry added, “I think we can all agree that if Theresa May was still our Prime Minister, there would be no rule breaking whatsoever in Downing Street, you can be sure of that because the so-called culture absolutely comes form the top.

“It comes from Boris Johnson and he’s now trying to deflect things away, he’s trying to blame everybody else for his own failing.”

Soubry accused Johnson as a “coward, hiding away in Downing Street.

“He’s just making his position even worse.”

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