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'In the name of God, go': Boris Johnson left fumbling after Tory MP's brutal speech

Yahoo UK
Yahoo UK
As Boris Johnson faces the threat of a no-confidence vote, one senior Conservative MP left him in no doubt as to what he thinks of the prime minister.
Former minister David Davis told Johnson he had spent weeks defending him from “angry constituents”, including by reminding them of the “successes of Brexit”.
Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, Davis said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So, I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear: Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain.
“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.”
A visibly uncomfortably Johnson replied: “I must say to him, I don’t know what he is talking about. What I can tell him – I don’t know what quotation he is alluding to – what I can tell him is and I think have told this House repeatedly, I take full responsibility for everything done in this Government and throughout the pandemic.”
The number of Conservatove MPs publicly calling for Johnson to resign is increasing as the fallout of the Partygate scandal snowballs.
On Wednesday, Christian Wakeford, the Tory MP for Bury South, defected to Labour telling the PM he has "shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves”.
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