Boris Calls Out Critics: Only Policy Change Proposal I’ve Seen is For Us to Rejoin Single Market

“I love all these people but don’t forget that the only actual argument that I’ve heard some of my critics make of substance about the change of direction they’d like to see is for us to go back into the EU Single Market – that’s literally the only manifesto point I’ve seen.”

Whoever could be he talking about? 

ICYMI: Top Boris Coup Instigator Ellwood Wants Britain Back in Single Market

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Boris: “The Trouble with Reshuffles is…”

Hacks anxiously awaiting a reshuffle this week after Monday’s confidence vote have been left disappointed, and it turns out there’s one man to blame for putting Boris off the idea: top coup instigator Tobias Ellwood. As rumours circulated throughout the week about potential personnel changes, Guido understands that when privately asked about it, Boris said the trouble with a reshuffle is it’ll create another load of bloody Tobias Ellwoods…” In fact, Ellwood has become so unpopular with some of his colleagues that at least one minister has even blocked him on Twitter, having finally lost patience…

Party frustrations with Ellwood aren’t just limited to SW1. Guido also hears whispers from within his local association down in Bournemouth East that members are considering a campaign to deselect him as the candidate ahead of the next general election, following his genius idea to rejoin the EU single market and open the doors to uncontrolled immigration. One member even claimed to be “ashamed” of voting for him, with an online #EllwoodOut campaign also picking up steam. This will all no doubt come as a huge surprise to a man whose constituency voted 55% for Leave in 2016…

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Top Boris Coup Instigator Ellwood Wants Britain Back in Single Market

Tobias Ellwood may have helped the PM out today, as he’s paused his campaign to kick Boris out of Downing Street to begin a campaign to get Britain back into the free market. Accepting uncontrolled immigration…

An article today, published just one week after he took to the Commons encouraging fellow Tory MPs to defenestrate the PM, claims all the problems of inflation, cost of living, the Irish Protocol, exports and business investments would be solved by “rejoining the EU single market”. 

“leaving this aspect of the EU was not on the ballot paper, nor called for by either the Prime Minister or Nigel Farage during the 2016 referendum. There was, however, much discussion about returning to a “common market,” which is exactly what I propose.”

Refusing to rejoin, Ellwood argues, would be “churlish”. It’s almost like Ellwood is proving Michael Heseltine right:

Scrapping Boris would re-open and threaten Brexit…

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Principled Tobias Ellwood Decides Covid Rule Breakers Cannot be Prime Minister

A brave and principled Tobias Ellwood stood up in the Commons this afternoon to declare the PM must now go, and that his rule breaking means the Tories won’t win the next election. Amid heckles from his own front bench, Ellwood told the Commons:

“A question I humbly put to my colleagues is are you willing, day in and day out, to defend this behaviour publicly? Can we continue to govern without distraction given the erosion of the trust with the British people? And can we win the general election on this current trajectory?”

Of course, Ellwood is speaking from the heart here and not manoeuvring himself for a crack at the top job. This is obvious as no-one who, for example, broke Covid rules themselves at a widely-attended dinner and drinks do would risk getting on such high horse about the Prime Minister’s cake-based conduct. It would also be especially awkward if said event happened in December 2020, two days before one of the Downing Street parties. It would be additionally hypocritical if the MP’s rule breaking had been called an “egregious” breach of Covid rules by the Home Secretary. Anyway, Guido thought Tobias’s intervention was worth highlighting…

From the archives: Patel Slams Ellwood’s Christmas Party as “Clear Breach” of Rules, December 2020

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Tobias Ellwood on the Need for Cold War State-Craft Skills

Commons Defence Select Committee chairman Tobias Ellwood tells Times Radio

“We’re going to be taunted, we’re going to be teased in this way. And ultimately, we’re being tested as to where our own red lines are. And I’m really quite frustrated with the way the West has actually been so risk averse and almost timid, and playing into Putin’s hands. We keep referencing World War Three to justify any dismissal of tactical options. The best example was the gifting of Polish MiGs via the United States to the Ukrainian Air Forces. It exudes weakness, it really shows a lack of confidence and an absence, I’m afraid, of those Cold War state-craft skills that illustrate that we have a grasp of the escalatory ladder. We absolutely need to be concerned as to where each event, where each incident, where each action we take may take us but ultimately when we speak of escalation, it won’t be from our side, it will probably be from Putin, and he’s likely to take us there anyway.”

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Defence Minister Slaps Down Ellwood Over Advice-Breaking Ukraine Trip

Defence Minister James Heappey has slapped down Tobias Ellwood for his trip to Ukraine, despite official guidance telling Brits not to go to the country. On LBC this morning Heappey was asked about the trip and candidly said it was “unwise”: 

“If you are not engaged in the official diplomatic effort of HM Government it’s probably not the best thing to have done, but Tobias will have made his own judgement”

Heappey went on to imply Ellwood’s advice-breaking trip could encourage others to also break the guidance and travel there. It’s a good thing Tobias hasn’t recently made any moralising statements on the importance of sticking to rules put in place to protect people’s safety…

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