During the Rishi Sunak spat, Boris Johnson urged against picking fights, saying, “Get a grip!” ’.
Following reports that he threatened to demote Rishi Sunak as Chancellor, BORIS JOHNSON has been urged to avoid “picking fights with his own Government” and “get a grip on the genuine difficulties facing our country.”
According to the Sunday Times, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was enraged after his Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s letter requesting for the relaxation of travel restrictions was leaked to the press just days ago. Following a meeting with Downing Street officials, Mr Johnson is said to have suggested Mr Sunak be downgraded to health secretary. Allies of the Chancellor have rallied to his side, claiming that Mr Sunak’s primary emphasis remains on his own position.
However, the Prime Minister has come under fire from his political opponents, with the Labour Party calling the amount of disorder at the top of the government “disgraceful.”
“The prime minister urgently needs to get a grip on the real challenges facing this country,” Bridget Phillipson, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, said. “The Covid pandemic continues, tens of thousands of livelihoods are still at risk, and the climate crisis threatens our planet, but he’s too busy picking fights with his own government and threatening to sack the chancellor.
“After the calamity of the last two years, the prime minister should look in the mirror and demote himself before worrying about the rest of them,” Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey told The Independent.
“I’ve been thinking about it,” Mr Johnson is believed to have told officials at a meeting in Downing Street.
“Perhaps it’s time to consider Rishi for the position of Secretary of State for Health. He could do a fantastic job there.” During the open meeting, he also hinted that the Chancellor would be removed in the next reshuffle.
Mr Johnson’s warning was not taken seriously, according to the Sunday Times, who noted that he frequently makes remarks that are “half in jest.”
Although a big Cabinet overhaul is unlikely, the Prime Minister is thought to be impressed with the work of International Trade Secretary.
He is said to be considering her for the position of Chancellor. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”