7 Jun 2022

Boris Johnson tells cabinet time to ‘draw a line’ under partygate

Political Editor

Conservative MPs have spent the day taking stock after Boris Johnson lost the backing of two-fifths of his MPs in yesterday’s no confidence vote.

There was no sign of insurrection in the Cabinet – who put on a table-thumping show of support at their meeting this morning.

The prime minister told them that it was now time to “draw a line” under the issues his “opponents want to talk about” and he asked them to come up with plans for reform and cost cutting in their departments.