Rebellious Tory MPs plot Boris Johnson’s downfall from secret Westminster base


A HOSTILE alliance of Tory MPs are plotting the PM’s downfall at a secret Westminster “command centre”.

They have set up an HQ in a little-used Commons meeting room where they gather to plan their next move.

Caroline Nokes MP is one of the plotters
Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is also involved

Their conniving was rumbled when a minister accidentally walked in to find MPs around a conference table.

Boris Johnson allies believe they are trying to drum up the 54 letters needed to force a no-confidence vote.

They are also believed to be organising a series of leaks to embarrass the Government and keep the pressure on.

Ringleaders include former health minister Stephen Hammond, ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Women and Equalities Committee chair Caroline Nokes.

Rookie MPs in former Red Wall Labour strongholds have been wooed by experienced plotters who have convinced them they will lose their fragile majorities if Boris remains.

A Cabinet source said: “Some MPs have been waiting for Boris to slip up and are rubbing their hands at the prospect of revenge.”

Plotter Stephen Hammond is a former health minister