Evasive Mordaunt Insists She’s “Continued to Support” Boris mdi-fullscreen

Having kept noticeably quiet all morning, Penny Mordaunt has finally spoken publicly regarding the no confidence vote, and it’s as evasive and non-committal as might be expected of the potential leadership candidate. She’s currently in Portsmouth marking the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and just spoke to Portsmouth News. Notice how it’s all in the past tense – nothing concrete on how she’s voting tonight…

I didn’t choose this prime minister, I didn’t support him in the leadership contest but he has always had my loyalty because I think that’s what you do when you have a democratic process – you select a leader and then you owe that person your loyalty. That’s always been my approach, whatever differences I’ve had with people and that remains. I’m one of his ministers and I have continued to support him. I hope that we can return swiftly to the real business at hand which is getting growth back into the economy and continuing our support in the Ukraine. I think being here, at the D-Day memorial in Portsmouth today, is a reminder of what’s really important outside the Westminster bubble.”

A bit limp. Guido’s phoned Mordaunt’s office to get a clear answer on how she’ll vote tonight. No answer yet…

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