Tories who want PM to resign 'facing intimidation and blackmail' from party, MP warns

Conservative MPs who want Boris Johnson to resign have been intimidated by the party and should contact the police if they have been blackmailed, a senior Tory has warned.

1/20/2022 1:23:00 PM

BREAKING: A Conservative MP has said Tories who have expressed a lack of confidence in Boris Johnson have faced intimidation from the party, and should contact the police if they have been blackmailed. Read more: 📺 Sky 501, Freeview 233 and YouTube

Conservative MPs who want Boris Johnson to resign have been intimidated by the party and should contact the police if they have been blackmailed, a senior Tory has warned.

He said it is"not the function" of the government whips office to breach the ministerial code by"threatening to withdraw investments in constituencies funded by the public purse".Mr Wragg accused the whips of"encouraging the publication of stories in the press seeking to embarrass those those that they suspect of lacking confidence in their prime minister".

He added that"intimidation in parliament is a serious matter" and the reports he has been told of"would seem to constitute blackmail" so he told them to contact the Speaker of the House and the head of the Metropolitan Police.

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Get on with running the country. Before we are at war with Russia . & The rest of them idiots in Europe Is there anything that isn't underhanded, deceitful, illegal or immoral about your Conservatives party BorisJohnson? JustGoJohnson JohnsonOutToday JohnsonOutNow ToriesOutNow ToriesOut Anti Boris is a crime. Vote Keir and let’s get Labour in to sell off, whatever is left behind…

more tory underhandedness upstanding and proper as ever, eh Conservatives 😝 Corrupt! CONservatives BorisJohnsonOut Isn’t it the whips job to be assertive and to ensure MPs tow the party line? This is political postering from Wragg, he needs to grow a pair, being a disloyal toad will backfire on him. politicalsuicide

One presumes they have evidence and therefore should be an open and shut case. If they have committed crimes it should be exposed ASAP. These press releases is not going to help them. VAMPIRES!!! He is threatening to withhold public money from parts of the country whose MP does not support him. … This is for the birds ..

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rotten to the core. This has to stop margaretLup Just when you think this government couldn’t sink any further, they go and surpass all expectations. This confirms this government rules with an authoritarian fist, made up of sycophants, self serving middle managers with a despot in Boris Johnson at the helm.

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William Wragg, chair of the public administration and constitutional affairs committee, said a"number of MPs have faced intimidation" after declaring, or assumed to have declared, their desire for a vote of confidence in the PM. He said it is"not the function" of the government whips office to breach the ministerial code by"threatening to withdraw investments in constituencies funded by the public purse". Mr Wragg accused the whips of"encouraging the publication of stories in the press seeking to embarrass those those that they suspect of lacking confidence in their prime minister". He added that"intimidation in parliament is a serious matter" and the reports he has been told of"would seem to constitute blackmail" so he told them to contact the Speaker of the House and the head of the Metropolitan Police. Advertisement