'Bring Back Boris' campaigner says he still 'hopes' Prime Minister will be added to ballot
Alex Story told Nigel Farage on GB News: 'The only thing we’re asking is for a vote'
A Bring Back Boris campaigner said he hopes the Prime Minister will be added to the ballot during a conversation with Nigel Farage on GB News.
Mr Johnson resigned as Conservative Party leader last month amid pressure following the Chris Pincher row.
But there has been growing calls for a vote on whether Mr Johnson should be added to the Tory Party ballot.
And speaking about the topic on GB News’ Farage, Alex Story was asked by Nigel: “You can’t get him on the ballot can you?”
To which Mr Story replied: “It’s always good to hope, what’s been interesting about the entire process is that if we go back over the last two decades, we know when Tony Blair resigned people cheered, when David Cameron resigned people shrugged their shoulders, when Theresa May resigned there was an intense sigh of relief from most of the population.
“But when Boris was forced to resign, 14,000 letters were sent by members of the public to Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ).
“But then I think the interesting thing is the spark that was led by Lord Peter Cruddas because by doing that he enabled people to say, hang on this thing was forced on us.
“We have a Prime Minister whose flaws were known.”
Nigel quickly intervened, saying: “The majority of the country think the Prime Minister is a liar.”
Before Mr Story added: “I think that most people would say that most people politicians are liars.”
Nigel then said: “I’ve never in my experience heard that word used as openly and as repeatedly as it is about Johnson.”
Mr Story later continued: “The only thing we’re asking is for a vote, you’ve been extremely successful at asking for a vote because people and experts were telling you Europe isn’t an issue and it’s very different when you have an actual say.
“You know there is a difference between an actual election and an opinion poll.
“The only thing we’re asking is simply could we have a ballot of the membership.
“Do you we think that the Prime Minister should be treated this way and should he resign.”