Boris Johnson: John Rentoul asks what is the point in him?'
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Mr Rentoul told GB News: “[Levelling up is]very vague, and uniting and levelling up the country sounds marvellous, but it’s not really deliverable.
“I mean, unless you want to squash London and the Southeast and destroy the wealth-generating economy that lifts the rest of the country up, levelling up is a mirage.
“And I think everybody knows that.
“I mean, that’s Boris Johnson’s problem is that he was elected to do one thing and that was to deliver Brexit.”
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He continued: “Now that Brexit has been delivered, what is the point of him?
“It’s rather difficult for him to convince people and the thing for Tory MPs is that the point of him was a vote-winning magic that would keep them in their seats.
“If that has gone, and that’s the question they have to ask themselves if that has gone and can’t be brought back then they’ve got to get rid of him.
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Mr Johnson apologised last Wednesday for attending a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020, when the rest of the country was in lockdown, sparking furious calls for him to resign.
This week former Brexit Secretary David Davis added his voice to those calling for the embattled Prime Minister to quit.
LBC Political Correspondent Ben Kentish said the former Brexit Secretary’s public slamming of the Prime Minister suggested the 2019 intake of Tory MPs were now finding common cause with the older, more established wing of the party in a bid to push the Prime Minister out of Number 10.
Mr Kentish told LBC following PMQs: “The two really significant events are the defection of Christian Wakeford, the first defection from Conservatives to Labour in a long, long time.
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“And the second one, cannot overstate the significance of David Davis calling in such public, brutal, frank terms for Boris Johnson to resign.
“Why is it so significant?
“Because up until now, most of the noise, most of the discontent has been coming from newer, younger MPs, the 2019 intake, in particular, they have been driving this attempted putsch to get Boris Johnson out of office.”
He added: ” This afternoon, you had key figures from both groups united in that belief that Boris Johnson’s time as Prime Minister is up and that cannot be overstated.”
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