BORIS Johnson is facing a growing Tory mutiny as the party’s newbies unite with old guard MPs to warn the PM to “get a grip”.
Five MPs from the 2019 intake are now thought to have written letters to demand Mr Johnson quits.
Boris Johnson has been told to quit by five new Tory MPs[/caption]
Yesterday, Mr Johnson was in frantic talks with his anti-sleaze adviser, who demanded evidence to explain discrepancies in the PM’s story about the No 10 flat redecoration.
Lord Geidt, the PM’s independent adviser on standards, probed the spruce-up earlier this year.
But new evidence has emerged that Mr Johnson may have known the true source of decorating donations earlier than he claimed.
And last night he was understood to be considering relaunching the probe.
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson’s senior spin doctor, Jack Doyle, offered to resign over the ongoing row after last year’s lockdown-breaking wine and cheese event for No 10 staff.
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It comes as the PM’s personal rating fell by 11 points in less than a month — with YouGov finding his approval score at a new low of -41.
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MPs have been spotted going to see backbench boss Sir Graham Brady to demand a leadership election.
Last week The Sun reported as many as a dozen Tory MPs want a change of leader, still far short of the 56 required to formally trigger a contest.
But one angry minister hit back at the Tory newbies, saying: “It doesn’t take long before these kids forget who got them their seat.”
Ex-Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell has urged the PM to get a grip to keep his job.
He told Times Radio: “I hope he will still be Prime Minister in a year — but if Downing Street don’t get a grip and start to deliver the governance many of my colleagues are talking about openly, then the PM will be in considerable trouble.”
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