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Paterson scandal is rock that could sink Boris and the Tories

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Only full public inquiry into sleaze claims can save PM’s bacon

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Resignation: Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson

Resignation: Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson

Resignation: Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson

The re-emergence of sleaze allegations against the Conservatives, arising out of the Owen Paterson affair, is a nightmare for the Tories as they continue to struggle with the quixotic leadership of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

For a significant number in the Tory ranks, Boris’s departure as leader is overdue and the longer he continues in office, they nervously realise, the greater the electoral liability he will become.


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