12 Jun 2023

Boris Johnson accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘talking rubbish’ over honours list

Political Editor

Rishi Sunak says Boris Johnson asked him to bend the rules in order to get peerages for his mates – something which Sunak says he refused to do.

Boris Johnson’s reaction was to go on the attack in the bluntest possible terms – igniting a row as public as it is damaging for the image of the party trying to convince voters that chaos and infighting have given way to stability.