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Conservative MPs have begun to make public calls to Liz Truss to go as they don’t believe she will be able to withstand the current economic and political crisis.
Crispin Blunt who was the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee was the first Tory MP to lift his head over the parapet since Kwasi Kwarteng was dismissed as chancellor last Friday.
He claimed that the game is now over for Ms. Truss after only six weeks as the prime minister, as he is not convinced she will be able to weather the current financial crisis, which has brought several weeks of economic turmoil since the minibudget
I believe that the game is over and there is a debate about how the next game is handled, he explained to Channel 4’s Andrew Neil Show
In response to a question about how the party plans to remove her, the MP who will stand down in the next election. She said if there is enough weight of opinion within the parliament that we need to change our policy, it will be implemented
How exactly it happens and under what specific procedure, it will occur
According to the current Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote on a leader’s leadership cannot be held until they’ve been in office for at least one year, so she’s in theory safe until next September.
The prime minister has been in office for less than six weeks, but the majority of that time has been marked by economic uncertainty following the minibudget. After she was dismissed as chancellor and the appointment of Jeremy Hunt to take over it seems Tory MPs aren’t satisfied
There has been a discussion with MPs from the influential 1922 backbench committee of Tory MPs about changing the rules in order to decrease the buffer period.
If enough MPs do not submit confidence letters to the Prime Minister, then the executive of 1922 may have no choice but to alter the PM.
Truss is likely to not be in No. 10 for Christmas.
Andrew Mitchell who ran new chancellor Jeremy Hunter’s leadership campaign said to the BBC If Ms. Truss isn’t able to do the job, I’m afraid she’ll quit.
Former chancellor George Osborne said Ms. Truss will not remain on Downing Street by Christmas
He described her as a PINO premier minister by name only. He also said that Ms. Truss is at the top of the list in the midst of increasing pressure
If she is able to survive, he said Andrew Neil Show Probably not
Then Mark Garnier Conservative MP for Wyre Forest today questioned Ms. Truss’s position but stayed away from asking her to leave.
He said those who are with her decision to appoint Mr. Hunt as chancellor has been split into two camps: those who believe that MPs should allow Ms. Truss time to settle her case and those who would like to tear the covering off
I believe the power of a person is an extremely volatile thing. I’m convinced Liz Truss is in office but she isn’t in his position, he said to BBC Politics Midlands
The question is, does she get a shot or tear the plaster off?
The real question is, do we believe that we will be going to this general election in the same way as Liz Truss If we don’t I think we must take out the plaster.
The party needs to be reset fundamentally
Alicia Kearns the new chairwoman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said that the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee needed a complete reset, but added that it was hard to determine whether Ms. Truss should step down
It is, in the end, a complicated issue because we’ve all had doubts about our moral competence she said on Times Radio
There are now questions about our financial competency
I do not want any further concerns about our capability to govern as a group and how we can stay in unison. It’s a terribly challenging issue, and ultimately I must listen to colleagues and talk to colleagues in the coming days.
Lord Hayward Lord Hayward, a pollster for Tory grandee and pollster Lord Hayward Sky News it is going be extremely difficult for Truss to continue as the PM following the last couple of weeks, as well as new chancellors to be appointed after only 38 days
On Sunday morning, both Mr. Hunt as well as Andrew Griffith financial secretary to the Treasury declared that they believe Ms. Truss will remain in the same way as they have shown their loyalty to the Prime Minister.