‘Parliament stuck 2 fingers up to Britain!’ Boris allies explode

Following an investigation into the Partygate scandal, Boris Johnson has made the decision to step down as a Conservative MP with immediate effect. Following the news, Lord Peter Cruddas took to social media to fume over the investigation and said “democracy is dead”.

He wrote on Twitter: “Parliament just put two fingers up to the British electorate and said we don’t care who you voted for or the manifesto, we are in charge and we will do what we want.

“Parliament have forced out a democratically elected PM and MP and his manifesto. Democracy is dead.”

However, Lord Cruddas is not the only one to speak out in defence of Mr Johnson, a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), who chose to remain anonymous, referred to fellow Conservatives as “snakes” following the ex-PM’s resignation as an MP on Friday evening.

The MP expressed agreement with Boris Johnson’s actions and expressed a lack of trust in their own party.

Following the findings of the Privileges Committee, Boris Johnson has chosen to resign from his position.

The committee determined that he had misled Parliament and suggested a sanction exceeding 10 days.

In a display of anger, the former Prime Minister accused the investigation of attempting to push him out.

Mr Johnson hinted at the possibility of a future comeback in politics, stating he is “very sad to be leaving parliament – at least for now.”

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In his resignation statement, Mr Johnson targeted scathing comments towards Rishi Sunak.

 He said: “When I left office last year the Government was only a handful of points behind in the polls. That gap has now massively widened.

“Just a few years after winning the biggest majority in almost half a century, that majority is now clearly at risk. Our party needs urgently to recapture its sense of momentum and its belief in what this country can do.

“We need to show how we are making the most of Brexit and we need in the next months to be setting out a pro-growth and pro-investment agenda. We need to cut business and personal taxes – and not just as pre-election gimmicks – rather than endlessly putting them up. We must not be afraid to be a properly Conservative Government.

“Why have we so passively abandoned the prospect of a Free Trade Deal with the US? Why have we junked measures to help people into housing or to scrap EU directives or to promote animal welfare?

 “We need to deliver on the 2019 manifesto, which was endorsed by 14 million people. We should remember that more than 17 million voted for Brexit. “

The recommended sanction against Mr Johnson would have been enough to initiate a by-election in his constituency of Uxbridge & South Ruislip.

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