August 15, 2022
Boris Johnson loyalist Nadine Dorries slammed for meme to show Julius Caesar stabbing Rishi Sunak

Boris Johnson loyalist Nadine Dorries slammed for meme to show Julius Caesar stabbing Rishi Sunak

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak is in the race for the next prime minister of Britain

London:

One of the key loyalists of outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his successor as a supporter of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who has been very vocal in the attacks against Rishi Sunak, on Sunday retweeted the former chancellor’s “dangerous and distasteful” image. faced criticism for doing so. ,

Culture Secretary Nadine Doris re-posted a tweet on her social media account, in which Johnson was imaged as Roman leader Julius Caesar and Sunak stabbed him in the back, in reference to his assassin Brutus.

Trade Minister Greg Hands, who is backing the former British Indian minister in the race, told Sky News the post was “horrendous”.

“I find it distasteful and I think less than a year after stabbing our colleague, in very bad taste, even when dangerous,” he said.

Referring to the stabbing of Tory MP Sir David Ames by a constituent last year, he said: “It’s not even a year since Sir David was stabbed…,” but an unnamed aide of Doris reported that It was “apparently a satirical image of Brutus and Caesar”, which was photoshopped to provide political commentary.

“Some people would certainly want to be intentionally offended,” the aide said.

Doris had previously attacked Sunak’s expensive dress sense as a sign of her lack of contact with the British electorate and accused her of leading a “brutal coup” against her former boss.

“I am deeply disappointed that Boris Johnson was ousted through a brutal coup as he was, led largely by Rishi Sunak,” she has said.

This comes as a report in the Observer newspaper claims that Sunak’s team is being urged to overhaul their “general election-style” campaign in favor of a grassroots effort, which speaking directly in a final attempt to defeat an estimated 180,000 Tory members. Liz Truss for Conservative Leadership.

Truss is leading in opinion polls and looking at bookies’ odds as the preferred candidate to succeed Boris Johnson.

“The vote is too soft, you don’t have to do much to move it. We’re making it too complicated. Brilliant people are in charge, but I worry we’re fighting the wrong campaign,” said a Tory MP Sunak, who supports, told the newspaper.

Another MP said: “The stuff their people are producing with them is social media stuff for the general election. It’s about the party members. It’s only about Rishi and key supporters reaching as many members as possible. Must be about delivering. They’re trying to get MPs. Out for them, but it’s mainly creating social media graphics.”

A third aide said: “I think it’s looking quite hard for them, but I just can’t give up hope. A lot of MPs are talking to their unions. There’s still time. Just going through the motions.” It would be redundant for the next four weeks.” Postal ballots for the election will begin landing at Tory members’ addresses next Thursday, with the deadline for receiving full ballots being set for the evening of September 2. The result will be declared on 5th September.

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