Eleven lawmakers of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party submitted letters of no confidence in him on Wednesday morning; the Telegraph reported.
“Eleven members of the 2019 Conservative party intake have submitted letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson this morning;” Christopher Hope of the Daily Telegraph said in a tweet.
Fifty-four letters from Conservative lawmakers are needed to trigger a no confidence vote in Johnson.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson’s former top aide Dominic Cummings accused the premier of lying to Parliament; saying he would “swear under oath” that; the premier both was aware of; and allowed a drinks party at Downing Street at the height of lockdown during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s the latest tirade by Cummings against his former boss since he was forced from his position 14 months ago.
His Jan. 7 post about a Downing Street party on May 20, 2020; attended by Johnson forced the prime minister to apologize in the House of Commons and left him fighting to save his career.
Now Cummings is again upping the ante, by saying Johnson misled lawmakers.