Political Editor, Daily Mirror/ pippa.crerar@mirror.co.uk/ Presenter, BBC R4’s The Week In Westminster/ Political Reporter of the Year 2020/ @mirrorpolitics

London, Scotland, Burnley
Joined April 2010
Job news! I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be rejoining The Guardian as Political Editor this summer, taking over from the inestimable @GuardianHeather. Very excited about working with the brilliant politics team to hold politicians and power to account.
I’m delighted to announce that @PippaCrerar is to join the Guardian as political editor. Pippa has a remarkable track record of exclusives and has set the political agenda time and again. She joins us later this year
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Hearing that Grant 'Spreadsheet' Shapps told the PM that he stands little chance of winning another confidence vote - and advised him a more dignified exit would be for him to set his own timetable for departure. But no plans for Shapps to resign at moment.
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Tory MPs aghast that Boris Johnson has told his Cabinet he will "fight on". But any observer of the PM knows that he was always going to do exactly that.
Boris Johnson has told Cabinet ministers he will not quit, arguing it would cause 'chaos' and see the Conservatives fall to 'almost certain' defeat at the next election
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Loyalist Priti Patel now calling for Boris Johnson to go
EXCLUSIVE: Priti Patel has sided with the group of Cabinet ministers calling for PM to go The home secretary - one of Johnson's most loyal supporters - believes there's no way he can continue to govern without the support of his party She's joined Shapps and Gove NOT Dorries
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So Kwasi Kwarteng's "final straw" was hearing that he was about to be sacked...
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
Kwasi Kwarteng has told the chief whip that he believes Boris Johnson has to go for the good of the country Final straw was said to be a story from @MrHarryCole - which I'm told was impeccably sourced - naming Kwarteng as one of three Cabinet ministers facing axe in reshuffle
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Pippa Crerar retweeted
BREAKING: Told that Graham Brady is in the Cabinet Office *now* He's expected to see the prime minister shortly But he may have to join the queue given the sheer number of Cabinet ministers who also want to see Boris Johnson
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Grim mood in Downing Street. No 10 insider says "lots of tears" in building. "Writing on the wall now. The working assumption is that it will be today".
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BREAKING The 1922 committee executive has met and decided not to change the rules to allow a second no confidence vote in Boris Johnson. Instead 1922 executive elections will be held on Monday 2pm to 4pm. All 18 places on the executive will be up for grabs. Proxy votes allowed.
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🚨Cabinet ministers Nadhim Zahawi, Grant Shapps, Brandon Lewis and Simon Hart will be waiting for PM in Downing Street to tell him to go, sources confirm.
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Education Secretary Michelle Donelan, also just appointed yesterday, among the delegation.
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A humiliating finale to Boris Johnson's liaison committee as MPs ask him to confirm he will step down if he loses confidence of Tory party - and won't just call a snap election. "Of course I rule it out. The earliest date I can see for a general election is 2024."
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**Nadhim Zahawi** is in the delegation of cabinet ministers about to tell the prime minister to go, I'm told
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Boris Johnson says an election is not going to happen unless “people forget” his mandate. PM says "best way to avoid pointless political disturbance" is to let govt get on with its job. Feels like a threat to Tory MPs that he'll call an election if they try to oust him.
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Surely this would be game over.
A group of cabinet ministers are about to tell the Prime Minister to resign, including the Chief Whip, reports @ionewells bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-polit…
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Pippa Crerar retweeted
Equalities Minister Mike Freer resigns saying the government has been creating an “atmosphere of hostility for LGBT+ people”.
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Tory MP Sir Bob Neill: "How important is the truth to you, PM?" Boris Johnson: "Very important, Bob." Neill: "Accuracy of statements?" BJ: "Also very important". Flies in face of his entire premiership.
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Labour MP Darren Jones: "How is your week going, Prime Minister?" Boris Johnson: "Terrific". #liaisoncommittee
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Labour's Darren Jones asks Boris Johnson to step down in interests of country. But PM responds: "I cannot for the life of me see how it is responsible to walk away, particularly when we have a mandate like the one we won two or three years ago".
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This does not sound like a man who is about to quit when told to by the Tory party's men in grey suits tonight.
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Huw Merriman tweeted this letter while in the room with the PM, just before asking Qs. How humiliating for Boris Johnson.
My statement on the Prime Minister:
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SNP MP Angus MacNeil tells Boris Johnson the "game is up" and asks whether he'll still be PM tomorrow. PM: "Yes. Rather than giving a running commentary on my own career I'm here to talk about what the Govt is doing".
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