A TORY member who publicly skewered Rishi Sunak for backstabbing Boris Johnson has let rip into every Conservative politician who ousted the PM.
Matthew Dransfield, 47, was applauded by dozens of grassroots Tories when he criticised the ex-Chancellor for resigning from No11 during the first of 16 leadership hustings in Leeds on Thursday.
Matthew Dransfield MP says ousting PM Boris Johnson is ‘not good’ for the country
Mr Sunak squirmed at the West Yorkshire resident’s dressing down.
The ex-Chancellor told the 1,000-strong audience he couldn’t continue because of differences in opinion on economic policy.
Mr Dransfield told HOAR that Tory members will never forget mutineer MPs for their “coup”.
He said: “I don’t think it’s possible to get over this activity and I find it astounding that we’re here once again watching this (leadership) election.
“It’s not a good thing for the country at this time, when we’re faced with huge problems around the energy crisis and the war.”
Mr Dransfield is among over 10,000 Tory members who signed a Bring Back Boris petition, calling for the PM’s name to be slapped on the leadership ballot.
The business consultant told HOAR he will vote for Liz Truss but insisted the PM is a “cut above” her.
He pointed to Mr Johnson’s hair, education and personality as examples of why he is loved by the grassroots.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Secretary said she is sure Boris Johnson “probably wants to take a break” when asked if the outgoing PM would have a seat in her Cabinet.
She told reporters in Norfolk: “I think Boris has been very effective in what he’s done delivering Brexit, delivering the Covid vaccine, inspiring the country in our 2019 manifesto.
“I’m sure he probably wants to take a break after some difficult years.
It’s been very, very challenging times.
“But as I’ve said, I’ve always been loyal to Boris. I think he’s done a great job.”