Friday, 29 Sep 2023

MP brands fellow Tories ‘snakes’ and says Boris was ‘right’ as ex-PM quits

A Tory MP has branded the fellow Conservatives “snakes” after Boris Johnson resigned as an MP on Friday evening. The MP who did not wish to be named said “Boris was right” and he even “couldn’t trust his own party.”

The fiery remark came after Mr Johnson resigned from the post comes after the Privileges Committee found he misled Parliament and recommended a sanction of over 10 days.

The former PM accused the investigation of trying to drive him out. He hinted that he may try to make a return to politics, saying he was “very sad to be leaving parliament – at least for now”.

In his resignation statement, Mr Johnson launched a devastating political and personal attack on Rishi Sunak.

He said: “When I left office last year the Government was only a handful of points behind in the polls. That gap has now massively widened.

“Just a few years after winning the biggest majority in almost half a century, that majority is now clearly at risk. Our party needs urgently to recapture its sense of momentum and its belief in what this country can do.

“We need to show how we are making the most of Brexit and we need in the next months to be setting out a pro-growth and pro-investment agenda. We need to cut business and personal taxes – and not just as pre-election gimmicks – rather than endlessly putting them up. We must not be afraid to be a properly Conservative government.

“Why have we so passively abandoned the prospect of a Free Trade Deal with the US? Why have we junked measures to help people into housing or to scrap EU directives or to promote animal welfare?

“We need to deliver on the 2019 manifesto, which was endorsed by 14 million people. We should remember that more than 17 million voted for Brexit. “

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