A Tory MP has been publicly teased by his spouse for taking a call from the High Minister after a day of drinking while watching game.
Johnny Mercer, a former Defence Minister, received the decision from Boris Johnson on Saturday, when there had been FA cup football and England rugby fits on.
The MP’s spouse Felicity Cornelius-Mercer tweeted at 9.18pm on Saturday that her husband was once “so p—– he can’t remember what was mentioned”.
She joked she used to be making ready a follow-up tweet: “deliberating winding him up day after today…I heard Johnny/Boris say….suggestions please.”
It comes as MPs including outspoken critics of his premiership report being contacted by way of Mr Johnson as he attempts to steer them not to trigger a leadership contest by way of filing the necessary 54 letters to Sir Graham Brady, the 1922 backbench committee chairman.
‘Wives have a lifetime of their own’
within the cold mild of day, Plymouth Moor View MP Mr Mercer, who had watched Plymouth Argyle lose to Chelsea and England lose to Scotland, published: “In other breaking news, other halves have a thoughts and a life of their very own.
“She’s on this nuts journey with me – the highs and plenty of lows. She is more than entitled to take the p— out of me/the PM/whoever she likes.”
Mrs Cornelius-Mercer later tweeted:
Excellent time for replace as I worry a few have become hysterical ?♀️?
thanks to all who indulged me in my fun, comments had been nice ?
We appreciated Boris’ call
I am tee-general and J infrequently beverages with the exception of big game days
I are expecting additional outrage however wish you all the gift of joy ❤️
— Felicity Cornelius-Mercer (@mercer_felicity) February 6, 2022
The Telephone call came after per week by which the choice of MPs setting up letters or calling for the Top Minister to stand down reached 15 and five aides in Quantity 10 surrender, together with his head of coverage.
A Few MPs are pressing colleagues to carry-off setting up their letters until after the Metropolitan investigation into the Downing Boulevard events is entire as they suspect Mr Johnson could live on a management election if MPs did not have the whole findings.