Tory support for Johnson is ‘galvanising’: Raab hits back at David Davis’ claims

Boris Johnson's Conservative support discussed by Raab

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Dominic Raab did not take too kindly to David Davis’ claims that the Conservative Party would be embroiled in another “year of agony” if Boris Johnson stays on as Prime Minister. The Deputy Prime Minister dismissed the Tory MP’s comments, stressing that Mr Johnson still has a strong support system within the party. And last Wednesday was a clear attestation that his popularity remains unscathed despite the party allegations.

Talking to presenter Tom Swarbrick on LBC, Mr Johnson’s understudy reiterated the Tory MPs’ faith in the Prime Minister, whose outstanding job on multiple fronts have marked him out within the Conservative Party.

He said: “I think he has made that point clear.

“I know DD very well, I don’t think [it’s the case], if you look in the House of Commons on Wednesday Prime Minister’s Questions, actually support for the Prime Minister was galvanising, very noisy support.

“Precisely because he’s come out fighting on the vaccines, on the economy, on the crime-fighting agenda and standing up for things that people expect.

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“We had this saga over the last week around Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain.

“We are legislating or proposing legislation to stop them engaged in gumming up the M25.”

Mr Raab then took the opportunity to aim a blunt dig at Sir Keir Starmer.

He said: “We are taking the tough decisions to stand up for the public and Keir Starmer yet again is too busy pandering to lobby groups.”

David Davis: Government can't function while Boris is in charge

In the wake of Christian Wakeford’s shock defection to the Labour Party, Mr Davis told Mr Johnson ‘In the name of God, go’ in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Davis claimed that Mr Johnson will not resign as it’s very unconventional that a Prime Minister raises the white flag.

He said: “Boris will not leave Number 10 unless he’s dragged out kicking and screaming.

“Very few inhabitants of Number 10 go voluntarily. That’s why I felt the need to give him a nudge.”

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A Government source told The Telegraph that Mr Johnson has a tough job on his hands to save his skin as Sue Gray is leading the investigations into parties at Nr Downing Street.

They said: “It’s not going to be as good as people think. 

“She’s genuinely struggling to reconcile the prime minister’s claim that this was a work event with what she’s been hearing from other people.

“It’s very difficult for her.”

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