Boris Johnson battles Tory rebellion as rambling speech about Peppa Pig bombs and backlash over social care plans grew

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BORIS Johnson was battling a Tory rebellion last night after a rambling speech about Peppa Pig bombed and a backlash over his social care cap plans grew.

Key Cabinet ally Lord Frost broke cover to warn the Prime Minister he must slash taxes to save his bacon after weeks of infighting.

Boris Johnson was battling a Tory rebellion last night after a rambling speech about Peppa Pig bombed and a backlash over his social care cap plans grew

The PM’s attempt to love-bomb business was wrecked after he lost his place and descended into a rant about Peppa Pig.

BoJo, in a major address to business chiefs at the CBI conference in Newcastle, vowed to slash their taxes as he tried to make up after months of sniping at them for not paying staff enough.

But it was his boast that he wanted to make Britain more like Peppa Pig World that raised eyebrows in the room.

The PM hailed the theme park in Hampshire, where he was spotted with wife Carrie and son Wilf at the weekend, as “my kind of place”.

He added: “It has very safe streets, discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems.” But he went on to have a pop at the much-loved kids cartoon.

Half-way through his bumbling performance, he lost his place in the speech and rifled furiously through his notes, frantically apologising.

The antics sparked fresh No 10 infighting after a tough few weeks of issues with sleaze, transport and social care.

A senior Downing Street source told the BBC: “There is a lot of concern about the PM, it’s just not working.

“Cabinet needs to wake up and demand serious changes otherwise it will keep getting worse.” That set off a backlash with fingers pointed at Rishi Sunak aides for the broadside.

Insiders suggest that relations between the Chancellor and No 10 chief of staff Dan Rosenfeld “have not recovered” from clashes over his Spending Review earlier this month.

HOAR understands Mr Sunak has on occasions asked Mr Johnson’s key aide to leave the room during meetings so he can speak to the PM alone.

Downing Street declined to comment on the squabbling.

The PM said that he wanted to make Britain more like Peppa Pig World
BoJo, in a major address to business chiefs at the CBI conference in Newcastle, vowed to slash their taxes
Brexit minister Lord Frost slammed Brussels during a speech in Lisbon today
Key Cabinet ally Lord Frost broke cover to warn the Prime Minister he must slash taxes to save his bacon after weeks of infighting

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