The Facts

  • Conservative backbencher, William Wragg, who accused Downing Street of trying to 'blackmail' MPs opposed to Johnson's leadership, is to meet with police.

  • Rebel Tory MPs claim to have been on the receiving end of intimidation from party whips, facing threats of investments being withdrawn from their constituencies.

The Spin

Left narrative

These are serious allegations that warrant further police investigation. Boris Johnson rightfully faces mounting pressure and a potential no confidence vote over his poor leadership.

Right narrative

Party insiders have seen nothing to substantiate these claims. Rebels are opportunistically fuelling an unjust trial by media for the PM.

Political split



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