Tory backbencher angers Boris Johnson in anger over party gates, vaccine passports


Tory officials said Friday that some of Britain’s Conservative backbenchers were talking about the expulsion of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Sir Gavin Barwell, former Chief of Staff of Theresa May, wrote: twitter Conservative lawmakers are angry with the prime minister. Because they “correctly” attribute many of the government’s problems to “self-harm and due to his government style.”

Asked if the Tories are talking about dismissing Johnson, Burwell said in the BBC Radio 4 “Today” program “certainly those conversations are happening.”

“The parliamentarian told me about it,” he said.

“That doesn’t mean it will happen. But Boris, more than anyone else, depends on his position being seen as an electoral asset. Over time, he’s really in trouble.”

“The atmosphere in parliament is not good,” said Nus Ghani, vice-chairman of the 1922 Committee, on the same program.

The Prime Minister is facing an investigation into the alleged party in Downing Street during the blockade, lying about the refurbishment of Downing Street Flat while dealing with the recent mishandling failure of Owen Paterson’s blunder. Has been accused of being.

Also, the Tories are expected to set a record rebellion in a vote next week on tightening CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus regulation.

New measures include a mandatory COVID pass to enter nightclubs and large venues, and an extension of settings that legally require masks.

John Redwood, a veteran Tory lawmaker who has held many government positions under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, wrote: twitter He hopes that “a record number of Conservative lawmakers will vote against these latest limits.”

“I don’t think more people have made good cases this time,” Redwood wrote.

Health Minister Sajid Javid faced a barrage of criticism from the Tories when Johnson addressed the country on Wednesday and at the same time announced the latest measures in Congress.

The Conservative MP’s anger was fueled by suspicions that new measures were introduced in an attempt to distract Johnson’s troubles over a staff party allegedly held in Downing Street during the blockade last December. Was there.

“Why do people at home need to hear from the Prime Minister and Secretary of State and do what the people working at 10 Downing Street aren’t ready to do?” Former Party of the COVID Recovery Group Marker Harper, Secretary of State and Chairman, asked Havid after his remarks.

Conservative lawmakers also claimed that the government jumped over the gun before the data became available.

At least 20 Conservatives have joined Twitter and said they couldn’t vote for the vaccine passport and wouldn’t vote.

“I’ve been against vaccine passports for a long time, so I’ll vote against the introduction next week,” wrote Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davidon.

“For me, the evidence we present does not justify further restrictions on freedom.” Just in case “does not just cut it,” she added.

However, Tuesday’s vote was supported by the Labor Party, which consistently voted for CCP virus restrictions throughout the pandemic and criticized the government for not responding fast or fast enough to increasing the number of incidents. I am planning to pass because it is.

The biggest Tory rebellion to date took place on December 1, 2020. 53 Conservatives voted against A three-tier system where the UK region has various levels of restrictions. Their 290 Tory colleagues pushed the vote, but most Labor lawmakers abstained.

PA contributed to this report.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.