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Tory MPs have made a grave mistake by backing 'bumbling buffoon' Boris Johnson, says Jamie Stone


By Alan Hendry

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Jamie Stone: 'This shows a level of contempt for the British public I never thought I would witness.'
Jamie Stone: 'This shows a level of contempt for the British public I never thought I would witness.'

Jamie Stone has condemned Boris Johnson as a "bumbling buffoon" and accused Conservative MPs of making a "grave mistake" by giving their backing to the embattled prime minister.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross claimed Tories who voted for Mr Johnson to remain in office had sent out a message that they condoned lawbreaking.

Mr Johnson survived a vote of no confidence on Monday night when he was supported by 211 Conservative MPs while 148 voted to remove him. It followed public outrage over revelations about parties held in Downing Street when lockdown rules were in place.

Mr Stone said: "People in the far north are suffering from rocketing bills and a cost-of-living crisis. The union of the United Kingdom is more fragile than ever. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has been focused on one thing only – saving his own skin.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of no confidence on Monday night.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of no confidence on Monday night.

"Conservative MPs made a grave mistake. Enabling this bumbling, bluffing, blundering buffoon of a prime minister to continue on in Number 10 shows a level of contempt for the British public I never thought I would witness during my time in politics.

"The Conservative party have sent a strong message that they condone the lawbreaking and lying that comes from the very top of our government.

"The rest of us must now endure whatever the next 12 months brings us. But voters will not forget, nor will they forgive the Conservatives for hammering them with tax rises when they were at their most vulnerable and holding lawbreaking parties when they couldn't even visit dying relatives."

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