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Boris Johnson in ‘yellow card territory’ after Sue Gray report, minister says

Boris Johnson is in “yellow card territory” after the publication of the lengthy awaited Sue Gray report into the Partygate scandal, a authorities minister has stated.

The feedback from John Glen come amid a drip-feed of no confidence letters being submitted in the prime minister’s management, with one former Tory cupboard minister warning that discontent was spreading in the occasion.

Last night time, Conservative MP Bob Neill turned the newest to name on Mr Johnson to resign, insisting the report by the senior civil servant Ms Gray had uncovered “wholly unacceptable” behaviour in No 10 and undermined belief.

Boris Johnson continues to face criticism over Partygate


Appearing on BBC’s Any Questions, Treasury minister Mr Glen stated “everyone feels let down” by the occasions on the coronary heart of presidency, and highlighted Mr Johnson’s apology to the general public and MPs.

But Mr Glen admitted: “I recognise for some that apology will never be enough for the distress he has caused through what has happened in No 10.

“But I do think we have to see this in terms of the prime minister now having received that report, the Sue Gray report, he’s effectively I think we’re in yellow card territory.”

Mr Glen additionally revealed he had a “frank” meeting with the prime minister the place he instructed Mr Johnson “how I felt and how my constituents felt, but he asked me to get on with the job of delivering the reforms that I need to in financial services”.

“What he did say is its important we get on and deliver, and as a member of his team, as a minister I will continue to do that. We’ve got to deliver on the levelling up agenda that we set out and we’re given that mandate and responsibility for”.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the senior Tory MP David Davis warned that discontent was spreading throughout the Conservative ranks as a consequence of MPs fearing the controversy across the Downing Street lockdown events may value them their seats.

“Nobody in the world could have made it plainer, I don’t think, that I want the prime minister to go — I haven’t changed my mind about that,” he stated.

Asked whether or not discontent was spreading in the Conservative Party, the senior backbencher stated: “There is no doubt about that, for two reasons. Number one, frankly they see their own seats disappearing in many cases, they see themselves losing the next election on the back of this.

“Also, it has a bad effect on the country… it is a distracting on everything you do and it doesn’t help the reputation of the country.”

But pointing to the premierships of each Theresa May and Sir John Major, the previous Brexit secretary stated occasion management hassle historically took a “long time” to be sorted out, including: “I fear we will not resolve this until the latter part of the year”.

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