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“Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minister,” Johnson told the group, before listing eight reasons why.
The WhatsApp messages were first reported by ITV’s Daniel Hewitt.
LONDON — Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has used a WhatsApp group for Conservative MPs to urge support for under fire Prime Minister Theresa May, just hours after being forced to deny that he is plotting to oust May, following reports in two Sunday newspapers that he intends to do so.
Johnson’s messages emerge the day after he took to Twitter to deny reports of a planned coup.
Boris is the only option with the liberal values, Brexit credentials and popular appeal.”
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UK Cabinet ministers are pushing for Boris Johnson to topple Theresa May as Conservative party leader and Prime Minister.
(Source: Reuters)At least five UK Cabinet ministers are pushing for Boris Johnson to topple Theresa May as Conservative party leader and Prime Minister, one of his close allies said today but the foreign secretary denied any plans of a coup.
Meanwhile, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that talks were ongoing, indicating it may not be such a smooth process after all.
“A handful of senior people have pledged their loyalty to Boris at Cabinet level,” a Johnson ally told ‘The Sunday Times’.
Also Watch:An initial statement suggested a deal had been struck with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), but a later version said the talks were continuing.