The Liberal Democrats have found cross-party support for a no-confidence motion Boris Johnson and calls on Tory MPs to support it.
Ed Davey, the Lib Dem leader who submitted the proposal said by “staying in number 10, Boris Johnson is a threat to the nation’s health”.
It appears from the proposal Parliament has no confidence in the Prime Minister as he has “broken it Covid The lockdown laws introduced by his government misled both parliament and the public about it and catastrophically undermined public confidence in the midst of a pandemic. ”
It has so far been signed by 18 MPs from four parties, including all 13 Lib Dems, two Labor MPs – Paula Barker and Mick Whitley – two from Plaid Cymru, and Stephen Garry from the Alliance Party.
The full text of the proposal reads: “That Parliament does not trust the Prime Minister because he has broken the covid-19 lockdown laws introduced by his government, misled both Parliament and the public about it and catastrophically undermined public confidence in the midst of a pandemic. “
Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey said: “By remaining at number 10, Boris Johnson is a threat to the nation’s health – no one wants to take anything he says seriously, and that is simply unacceptable during a pandemic.
“Conservative MPs should not only support our motion of censure, but they should push Jacob Rees-Mogg to give the motion time for a vote and soon.
“The country deserves a chance to move on from this fraudulent prime minister.”
Ed Davey’s proposal is not a motion of no confidence in the British Government, which could trigger a parliamentary election, instead it is an early day’s proposal designed to make sense of today’s issues without a debate in the House of Commons.
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