Nigel Farage compares scenes at Downing Street to a 'gunfight at the O.K. Corral'
Government ministers are currently urging the Prime Minister to resign in a meeting at No 10
GB News Presenter Nigel Farage has compared the scandal embroiling the Prime Minister and his government to a scene resembling the "gunfight at the O.K. Corral".
Condemning the handling of the misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher as a "combination of incompetence and downright lies", Nigel emphasised his distain at the situation.
Previously a champion of the current Prime Minister and his Brexit ambition, the former UKIP leader said on GB News: "Last night I made the point of saying it wasn't just Boris Johnson's career that he had dragged down, it was actually the whole reputation and brand of the Conservative party and indeed the broader conservative movement in the country".
Highlighting the snap YouGov poll that was conducted last night, questioning the public on whether the Prime Minister should resign, Nigel said: "Overnight YouGov's figure is that 54 percent of those who voted conservative in 2019 want him gone as Prime Minister".
The GB News host praised the resignation of former senior Cabinet officials Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, stating last night how it represents a "moment of hope" for the Conservative Party.
Nigel previously described the situation as "one of the biggest crises of confidence in Government and the people that run it that I've ever seen in my lifetime".
Mr Pincher has been accused by two men of drunkenly groping them at an event for the Conservative Friends of Cyprus at the Carlton Club in Piccadilly.
He stated: "There is no getting away from it, this Chris Pincher affair, there have been untruths and outright lies told by many in senior positions of government."
Mentioning the partygate scandal, which saw Mr Johnson face a vote of no confidence, the former MEP said "enough is enough".
He deemed the current scenes at Downing Street as shambolic, stating: "What is going on in number ten now must be something like the gunfight at the OK Corral, because of course Nadine Dorries is there still flying the flag for Boris Johnson."
The 1922 Committee met earlier this afternoon to discuss the future of the Prime Minister.
Deciding not to change the leadership election rules, an MP who attended the meeting told GB News reporter Tom Harwood that instead of a rule change, the committee has sped up the election process, with backbench MPs now set to vote on Monday instead of Wednesday.
Nominations for a new leader would be open for Conservative MPs if Mr Johnson was defeated in a fresh confidence vote, with MPs potentially whittling the candidates down to the final two before the summer recess.