Boris Johnson has been branded a ‘hypocrite’ for warning members of his occasion to toe the road on Brexit after he voted in opposition to Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement twice earlier than she stepped down as Prime Minister.
The PM is amongst a listing of MPs who defied the whip this yr and is now threatening to sack Conservatives who do the same thing within the House of Commons tomorrow.
Brexit rebels within the Tory occasion have been warned that in the event that they vote for laws to dam a no-deal Brexit in crunch clashes this week, they face shedding the occasion whip.
It means they could possibly be barred from standing in a snap common election if one known as within the autumn.
Former chancellor Philip Hammond known as the transfer ‘staggeringly hypocritical’.
Which cupboard MPs have defied the whip this yr?
Despite warning others to not vote in opposition to the federal government, many members of Mr Johnson’s personal cupboard have defied the whip this yr.
Home Secretary Priti Patel and Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers each voted in opposition to Theresa May’s Brexit deal in any respect three alternatives.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab voted in opposition to it twice, as did Housing Secretary Esther Mcvey.
The then DWP boss resigned as Mrs May’s work and pensions secretary in November 2018 over Brexit and then voted in opposition to the Withdrawal Agreement on two events.
Amber Rudd, who took over from Ms McVey, abstained on a Government movement ruling out a no-deal Brexit in all circumstances on March 13 whereas Jacob Rees-Mogg, now Leader of the House of Commons, opposed Mrs May’s Withdrawal Agreement twice.
The Prime Minister started a confrontation with rebels forward of a torrid week which shall be dominated by clashes with opponents over his EU withdrawal stance.
Opposition MPs are anticipated to attempt to seize management of the parliamentary agenda on Tuesday.
They have six days to give you a plan to dam a no-deal Brexit after the PM’s controversial transfer to droop parliament for 5 weeks from September 9.
Senior Rebel Tories – like heavyweight grandees Philip Hammond and David Gauke – who’ve spoken out in opposition to no-deal, have been warned to again the federal government or face being pressured out.
A senior supply from the Tory whips workplace stated: ‘The whips are telling Conservative MPs a very simple message – if they fail to vote with the Government on Tuesday they will be destroying the Government’s negotiating place and handing management of Parliament to Jeremy Corbyn.
‘Any Conservative MP who does this will have the whip withdrawn and will not stand as Conservative candidates in an election.’
Speaking on Good Morning Britain earlier at the moment, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson insisted sacking Tory rebels who facet with Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit is the ‘right decision’.
His feedback got here after Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, prompted outrage by suggesting the federal government may ignore laws to dam a no-deal.