Edwina Currie says Conservatives are ‘behaving badly’ in Parliament
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Edwina Currie went on a rant against the Conservative MPs for the “disunity” they caused in Parliament as Boris Johnson is staring down the barrel of an exit as Prime Minister. A recent poll showed Mr Johnson’s popularity in the UK is at an all-time low, with Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party potentially emerging as a particular beneficiary of the fractions and tensions in Number 10 Downing Street. The survey showed that if a General Election were held today, the Prime Minister’s position would severely be hanging in the balance after he languished a staggering 16 points behind Labour in Red Wall seats, with 49 percent of voters giving Sir Keir’s party their preference.
For the former Health Minister, Tory MPs should take a long and hard look at themselves as their actions led to a disjointed Conservative Party with Mr Johnson risking to pay the ultimate price.
If the poll carried over to the General Election the Tories would lose over 100 seats, meaning that Mr Johnson would be history in Number Downing Street with Sir Keir’s party taking over.
But Ms Currie reminded listeners that time is on the undermined Prime Minister’s side to turn things around and restore people’s faith in him given that the next general election won’t take place for some time.
She told GB News: “To be honest, we are right in the middle of a Parliament.
Edwina Currie (Image: GB News, Twitter)
Former UK Health Minister Edwina Currie (Image: GETTY)
“There isn’t going to be a general election for some time.
“The Tory Party is misbehaving in Parliament.
“The biggest gap there, I mean the biggest response, which I have taken a look at is do you think the Conservatives are united?
“The answer is a resounding ‘no’, which means that actually, people are watching, people are watching what is going on.
Boris Johnson warned about his future after bad polling
Boris Johnson at risk? (Image: GETTY)
“And my message to the headbangers on the backbenches is get your act together before start yelling at the Prime Minister!”
Ms Currie maintained that the Tory MPs should not bite the hand that fed them as they owe Mr Johnson their seats in parliament
She said: “Just think about your disunity and your criticism of the Prime Minister is doing.
“You owe your seat to Boris Johnson.
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“And the likelihood is he probably wouldn’t win them under anyone else and you certainly, in many cases, didn’t win them under Teresa May.
“So, I would the Conservative Party to look long and hard at this and to think hard about what it actually means for many of them.”
Labour would see Conservative off by a small five-point margin but the lead is the largest recorded by Deltapoll since the General Election.
Between December 23 and 30 over 1,500 adults voted for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to succeed in the national and Red Wall samples.