A group of prominent “Tories” representing the former seats of the so-called destruction of the “red wall” in the 2019 election met this Tuesday in the office of Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns, to discuss the future of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Conservatives who destroyed the so-called “red wall” – constituencies in the Midlands, northern England and north-east Wales historically won by the Labor Party – in the 2019 general election that left Johnson victorious have apparently been guarding a secret meeting in one Operation dubbed the “Pork Pie Plot”.
According to the English newspaper The Telegraph, several of those parliamentarians considered sending censorship letters to the 1922 committee president, Graham Brady, who has the power to challenge Conservative power and resolve conflicts between the ‘tories’ could arise’ .
In that sense, in a parliamentary action traditionally known as the visit of the ‘men in gray suits’, Johnson would be invited by the ‘Tories’ themselves, although that would require 15 per cent of ‘Tory’ MPs to be in favour, that is at least 54 of the 360 Conservative MPs in the House of Representatives.
“I don’t think 20 letters have come through. If the 2019 recording could organize that without being misinformed and stabbing each other in the back, that would be a miracle,” a conservative source told the English newspaper.
According to the BBC network, those letters will be sent to Brady after Johnson’s appearance on Wednesday afternoon, when the Prime Minister will detail the new restrictions amid a rise in COVID-19 infections.
Conservative Christian Wakeford, representing Bury South, is the first Tory MP from a Red Wall constituency to publicly acknowledge that he has sent a no-confidence letter urging Johnson to resign.
So far at least seven Conservative MPs have openly called for his resignation, including Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross; the vice president of the 1922 committee, William Wragg and several other MPs.
But many others, like Birmingham Northfield MP Gary Sambrook, who is on the government’s 2019 “watch list” for potential rebels, are awaiting the final conclusions of Sue Gray, the senior officer leading the investigation into Boris Johnson’s underground Parties at Downing Street.
According to The Mirror newspaper, Gray will interview former Downing Street personal adviser Dominic Cummings before presenting his findings. A government source told this newspaper that “the investigation is trying to be as robust as possible”.