31 MPs who followed Johnson’s orders to “form a square around the Prittster”

Is your MP on the list?

After Priti Patel was found to have broken the ministerial code by bullying staff, Boris Johnson has allowed her to keep her job and reportedly ordered his MPs to “form a square around the Prittster”.

Right on cue, MPs have been taking to the airwaves and their social media account to defend Patel despite the resignation of the civil servant who concluded she had broke the ministerial code.

Below we’ve listed some of their public statements of support in chronological order. Off the record though, some Tory MPs seem to be saying the opposite. One minister reportedly told the BBC: “This is appalling, and makes me feel ashamed”.

https://twitter.com/Ben_Everitt/status/1329541570459295756
https://twitter.com/DavidTCDavies/status/1329567383812452355

This article was updated on 21/11/2020 to add five more MPs to the list

Joe Lo is a co-editor of Left Foot Forward

As you’re here, we have something to ask you. What we do here to deliver real news is more important than ever. But there’s a problem: we need readers like you to chip in to help us survive. We deliver progressive, independent media, that challenges the right’s hateful rhetoric. Together we can find the stories that get lost.

We’re not bankrolled by billionaire donors, but rely on readers chipping in whatever they can afford to protect our independence. What we do isn’t free, and we run on a shoestring. Can you help by chipping in as little as £1 a week to help us survive? Whatever you can donate, we’re so grateful - and we will ensure your money goes as far as possible to deliver hard-hitting news.

Comments are closed.