Tory Mps Backing Boris Johnson Threaten Theresa May With No-confidence Letters If He Gets Rapped Over Burka Joke


THERESA May faces a surge in letters calling for a no-confidence vote if Boris Johnson is hauled over the coals for his burka jibes.

Furious Tory backbenchers made the warning as the ex-Foreign Secretary’s family rushed to his defence.

Reuters A spate of Tory MPs have been calling for a no-confidence vote in the PM if Boris Johnson gets rapped for his burka jibes

Reuters The 1922 committee needs 48 letters to trigger a no-confidence vote in the PM – and 38 are reportedly in

The party’s influential 1922 backbench committee needs just 48 letters to trigger a no-confidence vote in the PM — and MPs believe 38 have already been sent in the wake of her soft Chequers Brexit plan.

The Sun on Saturday revealed Mr Johnson could be sent for diversity training. But one MP said: “Any punishment beating will be the tipping point.

“People will send letters in. They can’t believe what’s happening.”

The fresh backlash came a week after BoJo wrote in a newspaper column that women wearing burkas look like letterboxes or bank robbers.

Boris Johnson greets the media armed with a tray of mugs amid burka row

London News Pictures The ex-Foreign Sec said Muslim women wearing a burka look like letterboxes or bank robbers Tory MPs pairing probe

TORY bigwigs were yesterday urged to come clean over an investigation into their OWN chairman.

An official complaint about Brandon Lewis is thought to have been made last week – for breaching a Westminster voting pact with a Lib Dem last month.

Mr Lewis agreed he wouldn’t take part in a key Brexit vote so new Mum and Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson could stay at home – but he ignored it.

An ally of Boris Johnson last night said: “Surely this is a more serious offence.”

It’s believed the complaint came from a Tory party activist. The Tory party declined to comment yesterday.

By Steve Hawkes, Deputy Political Editor Boris Johnson says burkas make women look like ‘bank robbers and letter boxes’

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