Tory backbencher and high-profile pro-Brexit spokesmoron, Steve Baker, has insisted on a vote of no confidence motion in Boris Johnson because he is confident MPs will vote differently about his leadership knowing what they do today.
Leading backbench figures have insisted that Boris Johnson was only able to win the leadership election in the first place because he told lies about the quality of his Brexit deal, and that they should be able to change their mind and put a stop to the unending shit-show of her stewardship.
Steve Baker said, “Yes, Boris Johnson won a leadership election less than three years ago, but a lot has changed in that time.
“We voted at the time based on what we thought was going to happen, but it hasn’t turned out that way – so we get to change our minds and vote again. That’s how democracy works you see.
“Boris promised us things that in hindsight were never deliverable, and has demonstrated time and again during lockdown and partygate that MPs were misled when he told us he was the right person to lead this great nation. And that is an affront to the democratic principles we all work under in parliament. He must be held accountable, and those of us that have changed our minds based on the evidence before us should be given the opportunity to vote accordingly.
“We must vote again on our confidence in Boris, and he must go. If our MPs are unable to change their minds about something as fundamental as this, then our nation ceases to be a democracy.”
Boris supporters have been quick to defend the PM, with one unnamed MP telling us, “Seriously? It’s been three years. They lost and they need to get over it. The vote was in 2019 and its high time they got on board with the fact that Boris is our leader. End of.”
However, Baker himself was somewhat reluctant to accept that people should always be allowed to change their minds about things when they prove to be far more problematic than they had been led to believe.
He went on, “Ah. I see where you’re going with this. And no. This is very different.
“You see MPs should be given the opportunity to change their minds less than three years after the leadership vote when it is beneficial to me. Whereas a people’s vote giving people the opportunity to change their minds on Brexit five years after the referendum would have been beneficial to other people.
“See? Chalk and cheese.”