Boris Johnson faced backlash from senior aides and ministers last night after a chaotic speech to business leaders and a Tory uprising over social care.
The prime minister delivered a speech to the CBI yesterday morning praising Peppa Pig World, comparing himself to Moses and imitating the sound of a car accelerating. At one point, he lost his seat and spent 20 seconds asking those in attendance to “forgive me” as he flipped through his papers.
He later faced an uprising by senior Tory MPs over sudden changes to his social care policies after the government admitted that some people may have to sell their homes to cover their costs. Ministers launched a frantic whip operation to contain the rebels, including