PM ‘doing damage to democracy’ says Cooper
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Daisy Cooper lost her cool at Boris Johnson as she set about a fiery takedown of his leadership amid a crisis which has engulfed the Prime Minister. She claimed Britons have had enough of him as leader following weeks of the partygate scandal which has now seen a Conservative MP defect to Labour and a veteran Tory spectacularly call for Mr Johnson’s resignation.
Speaking to ITV’s political show Peston, the St Albans MP said: “There is no doubt that Boris Johnson being Prime Minister has been a part in us winning both Chesham and Amersham and [North] Shropshire.
“But I am also a citizen of the country!”
She went on to claim she is “really scared of the damage” Boris Johnson is doing to Britain’s democracy as she put forward major concerns of the Prime Minister’s ability to run the country.
The Liberal Democrat went further as she called Mr Johnson out for his lack of honesty as she attempted to drive the knife further into the Prime Minister’s reputation.
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She hammered: “The fact is, he has lied, and he has broken the law!
“He has now had to apologise to The Queen twice!”
While in a strong claim, she appeared to speak on behalf of the country as she claimed how she felt “the public have made up their minds” on the future of the Prime Minister.
She suggested that Brits now “want him to go” and step down as the nation’s leader as she dealt her concluding blow.
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Ms Cooper added how she felt “he really should have resigned by now”.
The partygate scandal took a new turn this week after Mr Johnson claimed no-one had told him two May 20, 2020 parties held in No10 were in breach of COVID-19 social distancing rules, despite him formulating the rules himself.
It comes as the Prime Minister is facing mounting calls from across the political spectrum to resign as leader following the rule flouting bashes held when the country was at the height of lockdown.
The partygate scandal is currently being investigated by senior civil servant Sue Gray, her report is expected to be released on Friday.
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It comes as Bury South MP Christian Wakeford became the first Conservative MP to defect to Labour since 2007, as he ditched the party amid his own fury at the saga, joining the opposition benches to face down Mr Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
But Mr Johnson was dealt yet another blow at PMQs when former ally and Conservative veteran David Davis quoted Oliver Cromwell as he said “in the name of God, go!”.
The pressure has been compounded by fears of a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister as furious Tory MPs are believed to be conspiring to take him down and reach the required 54 letters to launch a leadership race.
Letters of no confidence need to be handed into Chair of the 1922 Committee, Graham Brady, but the process is secretive and is therefore hard to guage how many letters have actually been sent in from MPs
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