LABOUR’S Harriet Harman is twisting the knife into Boris Johnson by trying to get him kicked out of his parliamentary seat, Tory MPs claim.
Her committee is launching a third Partygate probe and will haul the PM and aides in to give evidence and hand over diaries and photos.
Labour’s Harriet Harman is twisting the knife into Boris Johnson
Her committee is launching a third Partygate probe and will haul the PM in
The committee said yesterday that if it finds BoJo lied and suspends him from Parliament for two weeks, it would trigger a recall petition.
A by-election would then be held if ten per cent of voters in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat demanded it.
Tory MPs accused the Privileges Committee of pursuing a vendetta.
Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak yesterday insisted that he took no pleasure in the coup which brought down Boris Johnson — as he insisted he was not too rich to be PM.
The ex-Chancellor moved to convince Tory members he was the man for the job but he faces an uphill battle as he languishes behind Liz Truss in the polls.
Forty per cent of true blues do not trust him after he knifed BoJo but Mr Sunak is doing his best to patch it up with them.
The multi-millionaire Tory hopeful added: “I’ve still got a lot of respect and pride in the things that we achieved under his leadership.”
He said that now, however, it is time to move on from Boris, stating: “We need to look forward.
“The question for our party and members is who is best placed to lead this country through the economic challenges ahead to a brighter economic future.
“Most importantly, who is best placed to defeat Kier Starmer and win the next election.”