“Total chancer” – Tory former colleagues criticise Boris Johnson

They accused him of not being interested in briefings

boris johnson speaks at event

Several Conservative politicians who have worked with Boris Johnson have accused him of being “cynical and self indulgent” and not reading his briefing papers.

Steve Norris was twice the Conservative candidate to be Mayor of London but was defeated by Ken Livingstone in 2000 and 2004. He said he would leave the Tory Party if Johnson was leader.

Brian Coleman was the chair of Boris Johnson’s fire and emergency planning authority. He replied:

Roger Evans was a long-time Tory London Assembly member and was appointed as one of Boris Johnson’s Deputy Mayors in 2015. He added:

Boris Johnson is currently joint favourite to be the next prime minister. The other joint favourite is Jeremy Corbyn.

The tweets were spotted by the Times political correspondent Henry Zeffman.

Joe Lo is a freelance journalist and a reporter for Left Foot Forward

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5 Responses to ““Total chancer” – Tory former colleagues criticise Boris Johnson”

  1. Tom Sacold

    Ha ha ha. The Tories are tearing themselves apart before our very eyes.

  2. Patrick Newman

    Tom, you need to use the past tense!

  3. Patrick Newman

    Get used to it – he will be the next Tory Leader. We will have our own Trump albeit one that that has swallowed Roget’s Thesaurus. Good news for a Labour election victory. Boris will have so much baggage but he is adored by the Tory rednecks in the sticks!

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