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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.
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
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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".
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".