Secret rebellion by disgruntled ministers could bring Boris Johnson down, Tory critics believe

The Independent says a secret rebellion by disgruntled government ministers could finish off Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, Tory MPs plotting his ejection believe.

Secret rebellion by disgruntled ministers could bring Boris Johnson down, Tory critics believe

The Independent says a secret rebellion by disgruntled government ministers could finish off Boris Johnson as Conservative leader, Tory MPs plotting his ejection believe.

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The prime minister could face a no-confidence vote as early as this week, in which he would need the support of 180 Tory MPs – half of the current total of 359 – in order to hold on to his job.

Backers have suggested that he is all but certain to win any ballot, as the “payroll vote” of 173 ministers and parliamentary aides is almost enough to get him past the threshold.

But one backbencher, who has called for Mr Johnson’s resignation, told The Independent that the PM cannot take the votes of members of his own government for granted. Two parliamentary private secretaries (PPS) have already quit over Partygate, and rebels believe that other government figures are privately ready to join the drive to unseat him.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-partygate-secret-ballot-b2094351.html

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