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Sir John Major launched a blistering assault on Boris Johnson at the moment, accusing him...

Sir John Major launched a blistering assault on Boris Johnson at the moment, accusing him of damaging the UK’s popularity.

The former prime minister additionally blasted cabinet ministers who backed Johnson, saying they solely spoke out when their silence turned ”self-damaging”.

He made the feedback to MPs on the general public administration and constitutional affairs committee.

“Democracy will not be inevitable. It may be undone step-by-step, motion by motion, falsehood by falsehood. It must be protected always.”

– Sir John Main

Main stated the entire nation knew the federal government had “damaged the regulation” and that they: “Unlawfully tried to prorogue parliament, ignored the nationwide lockdown by breaking its personal legal guidelines in Downing Avenue and tried to alter parliamentary guidelines to guard one in all their very own.”

He stated the injury was “widespread” and added: “Within the 4 nations of the UK, we take democracy with no consideration.

“We shouldn’t. In the event you look all over the world, you’ll discover it’s in retreat in lots of nations and has been for 10 to 15 years or extra. And it seems to be like that’s going to proceed.

“The purpose is that this – democracy will not be inevitable. It may be undone step-by-step, motion by motion, falsehood by falsehood.

“It must be protected always. It appears to me that if our regulation and our accepted conventions are ignored, then we’re on a really slippery slope that ends with pulling our structure into shreds.

The former prime minister also blasted cabinet who backed Johnson, saying they only spoke out when their silence became ”self-damaging”.
The previous prime minister additionally blasted cupboard who backed Johnson, saying they solely spoke out when their silence turned ”self-damaging”.

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“The blame for these lapses should lie principally – principally however not solely – with the prime minister, however many in his cupboard are culpable too.

“And so are these exterior the cupboard who cheered him on.

“They had been silent when they need to have spoken out after which spoke out solely when their silence turned self-damaging.”

The committee is trying on the function of the prime minister in guaranteeing moral requirements in public life.

Main, who arrange the committee on requirements in public life, added: “Now all of this may be corrected. And the duty for parliament, authorities, this committee shall be to revive constitutional requirements and defend from any additional slippage towards them.

Former Tory prime ministers John Major, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
Former Tory prime ministers John Main, David Cameron, Theresa Could and Boris Johnson.

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“Dangerous habits in the event that they grow to be ingrained grow to be precedent, precedent can carry unhealthy habits on for a really very long time. And it shouldn’t be permitted to take action.”

The previous Tory MP for Huntingdon additionally not too long ago warned it could be “unwise” for Johnson to remain in office whereas his successor is chosen.