Newest updates: some Conservative MPs believed to be making ready letters of no confidence in PM forward of PMQs
- Tory MPs openly discuss Johnson challenge as mood ‘turns dramatically’
- Vote of no confidence, resignation or survival: what next for Boris Johnson?
- Coronavirus global updates – live
A former adviser to Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London has additionally been defending the prime minister this morning. He stated his former boss shouldn’t be compelled out earlier than Sue Grey’s report.
Lord Moylan instructed Sky Information:
I feel we have now to see what Sue Grey says about what the principles had been in a piece surroundings at the moment.
Individuals who needed to go to work, needed to work in a piece surroundings with social distancing, so far as attainable, he (Prime Minister) walked into the backyard, he shouldn’t have stayed within the backyard, he’s apologised for that, and now we go ahead from there.
The prime minister has my belief, he has my confidence, he stood on the despatch field the opposite day and he gave an account of himself that I can perceive and that I settle for.
If Sue Grey comes out and says one thing completely different then we’re in a distinct place and I’m blissful to return again and mirror on my emotions then.
The ministerial care code is obvious: the very best duty that any minister has is to be correct in what they are saying to the Home of Commons. That’s the very basis of our parliamentary democracy.