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Boris Johnson live information: Tory MPs now calling for PM to quit over Partygate

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The variety of Tory MPs calling for Boris Johnson to quit over Partygate continues to develop.

Currently there are 24 who’ve publically demanded his removing, following the discharge of the Sue Gray report into Covid rule breaking this week.

It comes because the Prime Minister has been accused of watering down the principles on ministerial behaviour in a bid to ‘save his personal pores and skin’.

A brand new authorities coverage assertion says ministers discovered to have breached the code of conduct will not be routinely anticipated to resign or face the sack.

The chair of the House of Commons requirements committee Chris Bryant criticised the transfer, claiming it took the nation into ‘banana republic territory’.

Veteran Tory MP Sir Bob Neill is amongst these calling for Mr Johnson to go.

In an announcement posted to his web site, Sir Bob stated that as these the “set the rules”, politicians have a “particular responsibility to stick to them ourselves.”

And he has been joined at the moment by Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, who stated the Partygate occasions have been “frankly insulting”.

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More than 120,000 of Britain’s poorest households set to miss out on assist due to advantages cap

Tens of hundreds of Britain’s poorest households stand to miss out on an enormous enhance to their incomes subsequent year in Rishi Sunak’s £15 billion bundle to ease the price of residing disaster thanks to the advantages cap.

Benefits funds are set to soar by as a lot as 10 per cent from April, the chancellor has confirmed, however greater than 120,000 households will lose out except ministers increase the cap on how a lot they will obtain from the state.

Experts warned that except the federal government acts extra households, a lot of whom have youngsters beneath 5, will hit the ceiling on funds.

Rishi Sunak has launched help measures in the course of the cost-of-living disaster – however are they sufficient? (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Sam Rkaina28 May 2022 13:24

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Tory MPs fear they may lose their seats over Partygate

Discontent within the Conservative ranks is rising as a result of MPs worry they could lose their seats over the Downing Street lockdown events fallout, a former cupboard minister has stated.

Boris Johnson critic David Davis stated his colleagues “see their own seats disappearing” as Tory reputation continues to languish within the wake of the so-called partygate saga.

The feedback come because the Prime Minister faces mounting calls to resign following the publication of senior civil servant Sue Gray’s investigation into Covid rule-breaking in No 10 and Whitehall in the course of the lockdowns in England.

Former well being minister Steve Brine was found to have added his title to the checklist of Tory MPs to have handed in letters of no confidence within the Prime Minister.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories, will probably be obliged to order a confidence vote if he receives 54 letters demanding one.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain28 May 2022 13:15

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Two dozen Tory MPs now need Johnson to go

A complete of 24 Conservative backbenchers are now publicly demanding his removing, however behind the scenes others have privately stated he ought to step down.

It comes after photos emerged of the prime minister apparently consuming at a lockdown-breaking Downing Street occasion in the course of the top of the coronavirus pandemic.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, is the most recent to name for Boris to go

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Sam Rkaina28 May 2022 13:10

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Partygate: 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.

Our political correspondent Ashley Cowburn has extra:

Maryam Zakir-Hussain28 May 2022 12:45

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Ex-Labour minister seems to counsel voters go Lib Dem

Ben Bradshaw – who was tradition secretary between 2009 and 2010 – stated his social gathering ought to combat for each vote within the seat.

But, in what some will regard as a coded message, he added: “What some Labour members and activists don’t always appreciate is that a lot of Conservative voters, if they want to give the government a kicking will vote Liberal Democrat but they wouldn’t vote Labour…

“So if we have a joint purpose of wanting to send the prime minister a message and ultimately defeat this government in a general election then I think there are very good prospects of a Lib Dem victory there.”

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Sam Rkaina28 May 2022 12:15

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Porn, events, petrol costs: True blue Tories take into account Lib Dem swap in Tiverton and Honiton by-election

It was the afternoon of the Sue Gray report and, stood beneath the historic Tiverton Clock Tower, life-long Tories Andrew and Heather Barlow had already determined how they’d vote in subsequent month’s by-election right here.

This was, he made clear, not a call taken flippantly.

The couple, each retired lecturers, had gone blue at nearly each election since they turned 18. As a pupil, Mr Barlow had been a member of the Oxford University Conservative Association. He as soon as had goals of being a politician – till Mrs Barlow informed him that she had no goals of being a politician’s spouse.

Yet this close to lifelong loyalty will probably be damaged after the prime minister refused to resign over revelations he broke coronavirus lockdown guidelines by attending boozy Downing Street events.

For extra on Colin Drury’s have a look at the by-election, click on right here.

Sam Rkaina28 May 2022 11:45

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Tory MP Steve Brine submits letter of no confidence

Tory MP Steve Brine has confirmed he has submitted a letter of no confidence within the Prime Minister.

In an announcement on his web site, Mr Brine stated: “There is no question in my mind, the events collectively known as ‘party-gate’, have created a sense of great disappointment and mistrust in our Government and the Conservative Party. This is neither sustainable for the country or fair on good people (including MPs) just doing their job.

“For me also, new revelations in the Sue Gray report that staff and cleaners were not treated properly is deeply disappointing and speaks to a culture inside Downing Street which I find distasteful to put it mildly. It was right for the Prime Minister to apologise to them and I note a number of reforms that Sue Gray has welcomed in her final report. Yes, all the senior management at No.10 have changed since these events – except the PM – and that’s a problem.

“There is of course a bigger picture here about leadership, honesty and decency. Not whether this Prime Minister can get away with it, but whether he should.

“I said some time ago, I thought it was inevitable the Prime Minister would face a vote of confidence among Conservative MPs (it was widely reported) and I haven’t changed my view. All I can do as a backbencher is seek to trigger that process and (some time ago actually) I have done that.”

Steve Brine stated he had submitted a no confidence letter ‘some time ago’

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Sam Rkaina28 May 2022 11:12

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Downing Street solely centered on preserving ‘monstrous ego’ Boris Johnson in energy, says Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart has stated your complete Downing Street operation is now centered solely on attempting to preserve “monstrous ego” Boris Johnson in energy, as he warned concerning the erosion of belief in British politics and in contrast the present management to that of convicted fraudster and former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

The former Conservative cupboard minister joined a refrain of voices criticising the prime minister and his No 10 crew after the damning Sue Gray report laid naked the extent of the lockdown-breaking behaviour on the coronary heart of presidency, writes Tom Batchelor.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain28 May 2022 11:10

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ICYMI – SNP chief calls PM a ‘charlatan’ in response to Johnson ripping up ministerial code

SNP chief Ian Blackford has branded Boris Johnson a “charlatan” after a brand new coverage assertion was introduced yesterday which stated ministers shouldn’t be anticipated to resign in the event that they break the ministerial code.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain28 May 2022 10:40

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‘They look down on us like we’re the filth we clear’: Protesters outdoors No 10 name for respect for cleaners

Cleaners delivered a stinging rebuke to Boris Johnson’s authorities at a Downing Street protest on Friday night, accusing the cupboard of trying “down on us like we’re the dirt that we clean”.

Workers informed The Independent that the issues with respect went past No 10 and raised points relating to insecure, outsourced contracts and low pay.

My colleague Liam James has extra particulars:

Maryam Zakir-Hussain28 May 2022 10:10

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