Conservatives have to replace Boris Johnson to remain in power says Neil Parish: 'It's not if, it's now when'

The veteran Tory MP believes the party is 'drinking in the last chance saloon' after a number of high-profile scandals

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Boris Johnson must be replaced if the Conservatives are to remain in power, Neil Parish exclusively told GB News.

Mr Parish resigned as a member of Parliament in disgrace after he was caught watching porn while in the Commons.

In an exclusive interview with GB News' Darren McCaffrey, he bravely opened up about the incident and the effect it has had on his family.

He also gave his thoughts on the Conservative party, and the latest incidents that have mired the party in sleaze.

Neil Parish speaking to Darren McCaffrey
Neil Parish speaking to Darren McCaffrey

Mr Parish told Darren how he doesn't believe the party is finished, but changes will have to be made if they are to remain in power.

He told us: "When you lost the trust of the people, you lose it.

"We will have to replace our leader, it’s not if it’s now when.

"It’s not all over but by god we are drinking at the last chance saloon."

He added: "I like Boris and he’s very good on the big calls, on the vaccines, on dealing with Russia and Putin and helping Ukraine.

"The problem he’s got is a problem of trust and a problem of integrity."

Chris Pincher plunged the Government into a new crisis when he dramatically quit last week over allegations he groped two men at a Conservative private members’ club.

Christopher Pincher in Downing Street, London
Christopher Pincher in Downing Street, London

Downing Street also confirmed Boris Johnson was aware of concerns about Mr Pincher's conduct before he made him deputy chief whip.

At the time Mr Pincher was appointed – alongside new chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris – Mr Johnson was facing pressure from Tory MPs seeking to oust him over lockdown parties in Downing Street.

But Mr Parish believes the party can still be successful in the future because of the state of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

"Labour and Keir Starmer, nice guy but he’s not really cracking the mustard.

"The Liberal Democrats are the protest vote and they’ll do reasonably well but their revolution never quite comes."