GB News viewer says MPs 'think they know better' despite Boris Johnson having 'huge majority'

The Prime Minister faces increased scrutiny following a series of resignations from Government

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A GB News viewer has criticised MPs for "thinking they know better" amid a spate of resignations from Boris Johnson's Government.

The Prime Minister's position was thrown into question yesterday following the resignations of senior Cabinet ministers Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid.

Further names have followed, including Minister for Schools and Families Will Quince and Solicitor General Alex Chalk.

Speaking on GB News, Cheshire resident Sue Ashcombe-Hurt criticised the MPs for stepping down, despite admitting she did not vote for Boris Johnson.

Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak followed each other in departing Boris Johnson's Government.
Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak followed each other in departing Boris Johnson's Government.

Ms Ashcombe-Hurt told Eamonn Holmes: "Boris has got two big problems, one he's got the media and the Remainers against him all the time, no matter how small the issue is, they blow it up into something enormous.

"This is what happens to Conservatives when they've been in office for a while, they start thinking of themselves rather than the country, and their own ambitions.

"They're all jealous of how he is in the Prime Ministerial position. As I say, I've never approved of him, but it's wrong for MPs to decide to get rid of him when he's been voted in by a huge majority, and they think they know better."

Mr Johnson is understood to have told allies that he is "not going anywhere," despite the increasing calls for him to resign.

Former Health Secretary Mr Javid is expected to add to Mr Johnson’s problems with a personal statement in the Commons on Wednesday.

This will come after the Conservative leader faces a potentially difficult session of Prime Minister’s Questions, while he will also have to endure a grilling by the Liaison Committee of select committee chairmen and women – including some senior Tory critics.

GB News viewer Sue Ashcombe-Hurt has hit out at dissenting MPs.
GB News viewer Sue Ashcombe-Hurt has hit out at dissenting MPs.
Boris Johnson is reported to have told allies that 'everyone needs to calm down'.
Boris Johnson is reported to have told allies that 'everyone needs to calm down'.

Education Select Committee chairman Rob Halfon, one of those who will question the Prime Minister, said he would back a change in leadership, criticising not only a “real loss of integrity” but also “a failure of policy”.

But Mr Johnson told friends he will continue to “smash on and deliver for the people who gave us a massive mandate”, the Daily Mail reported.

“Everyone just needs to calm down, stop bickering and let us get on with the job in hand.”

New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi hinted at reversing a planned rise in corporation tax as part of the effort to win over Tory MPs.

But the Cabinet reshuffle does not appear to have persuaded Mr Johnson’s critics to hold fire.

Mr Quince was one of the ministers sent on the airwaves to defend Mr Johnson’s position over Chris Pincher, who quit as deputy chief whip after allegedly assaulting two men while drunk at London’s Carlton Club.

The Prime Minister later acknowledged he had previously been informed of allegations against Mr Pincher dating back to 2019 and said he regretted keeping him in government beyond that point.