Boris Johnson has been warned he could be turfed out of Downing Street by Tory backbenchers unless he signals his plan to end the coronavirus lockdown.
Boris Johnson has been told he must come clean about how long he thinks the COVID restrictions will last and how he will go about lifting them and the Prime Minister was warned he would face a leadership challenge if he didn’t end the lockdown soon.
Steve Baker, the deputy chair of the Tory backbench COVID Recovery Group (CRG), has written to MPs asking them to make their opinions known to the Government chief whip.
He told them that inevitably the Prime Minister’s leadership will be on the table unless Boris Johnson outlined the return to freedom.
Earlier this month two MP’s were understood to have submitted letters of no confidence in the Conservative Party leader after he declared a third national lockdown for England.
Both backbenchers were elected for the first time in the 2019 general election and sent in their letters after becoming fed up at the handling of the pandemic.
The message sent in by Mr Baker to Tory MPs today stated that he was sad to have to say this again and as bluntly as this, but they needed to equip the Chief Whip today with their opinion that debate will become about the Prime Minister’s leadership if the Government doesn’t set out a precise plan for when our full freedoms will be returned, with a guarantee that this strategy will not be used again next winter.
Seen by a news outlet, the note maintained that people are saying that they’re losing faith in the Conservative Party leadership because they’re not standing up for their values as a party.
And it said that if they continue forward with a strategy that hammers freedom, hammers the private sector, hammers small business owners and hammers the poor, inevitably the Prime Minister’s leadership will be on the table and that they strongly don’t want that, not after all this country has been through.
Mr Baker was deputy leader of the eurosceptic European Research Group when it launched their failed attempt to oust Theresa May in a confidence vote in December 2018.
In a message on social media after his note to MPs became known, Mr Baker said that what the country needed was the complete success of Boris Johnson, with his excellent EU agreement, a prosperous vaccination programme and a path to recovery, back to freedom.
However, Boris Johnson is a typical example of a school bully that never turned into an adult and he needs to be gone and how do so many low-level uneducated people get elected to parliament?
Perhaps we should just close parliament and turn that into a hospital for COVID patients and give MPs wages to nursing staff and give lump sums to any nurses and doctors willing to come in from abroad to care for the sick and dying?
After all, all our Government have done so far is lied and deceived the people who voted for their promises, but then those that trade freedom for safety lose both and warrant neither, and it’s fair enough submitting letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister, but there was a distinct absence of alternative strategies being put forward.
Of course, we all need to know just what’s going on, and the truth is all we need. People aren’t fools, even though Boris Johnson believes they are.
What is the whole truth about the virus, other than we’re in a real struggle to deal with it and nobody knows precisely what the future holds?
There are now numerous strains developing that may or may not be dealt with by the vaccine, but now our hope is being placed in a vaccine and everyone is in the same boat, and I suspect that whatever everyone might think, it will have a political agenda.