Tory MPs have accused Boris Johnson of heading north for another trip to Kiev, just days before a crucial by-election.
The Prime Minister was to travel to Doncaster by train yesterday morning when he decided to travel to the Ukrainian capital at the last minute.
He met with President Volodymyr Zelensky and offered a great training program for his forces.
One MP said he was ‘furious’ Johnson decided not to attend Doncaster’s conference of Northern Conservatives.
She added: ‘This is the first test of outreach to his colleagues and he has failed it.’
According to Sky News’ Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates, conference organizers were left ‘mystified’ by the no show.
The purpose of the event included discussions related to giving the North greater powers and ‘leveling’, an issue that the Prime Minister has been addressing for some time.
Speculation soon arose that Johnson favored his trip to war-torn Ukraine to avoid pressure from base conservatives across Partygate.
The scandal surrounding parties locked up in Downing Street and Whitehall continues to haunt the prime minister, but he has managed to stay in office.
But everyone within the prime minister’s cabinet came to support him, with Defense Minister Ben Wallace responding to yesterday’s snub as ‘conspiracy b ****** s’.
He added that the visit of countries such as Ukraine is important to show support for an ally during the war.
He tweeted: ‘Ukraine helps win and try to help at home are linked. Part of the inflation we see comes from gas and food prices that are driven in part by this conflict.
‘Amazing how an important journey can generate so many collusion b ****** s.’
The Tories snatched a piece of seats off the ‘red wall’ of former Labor voters in the North during the 2019 general election.
But lawmakers worried about a slow pace of development in the region’s infrastructure – despite promises from the government – warn Johnson could face ‘political destruction’ if he takes it for granted.
Jake Berry, leader of the NRG, said that people were ‘disappointed’ by the no-show of Mr. Johnson.
He told Channel 4 News: ‘The Prime Minister’s move is a matter for Downing Street.
‘It’s clear the people were disappointed. We had more than 30 colleagues and 400 members here.
‘What we have put forward here today is enormously positive ideas from the north, for the north, which are designed to appeal to those voters in Wakefield and in the north of England.
‘It’s about stimulating that debate about how we here in the north of England can regain control of our destination, not be dependent on a Prime Minister in Whitehall or Kiev or wherever he is at any given moment. may be to change our lives.
‘Whoever the Prime Minister is, whatever is stated in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, unless people feel good about what the Conservatives are achieving in the North, it will be a very difficult election. I would not leave for that. ‘
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Tory MPs angry after Boris Johnson snubs Red Wall for Kiev
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