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PMQs in full: Boris Johnson challenged over broken promises and social care

Telegraph, 24 Nov 2021
Boris Johnson faces questions from MPs in the House of Commons.

In a packed chamber, Sir Keir Starmer begins by asking about "another broken promise" - that nobody would have to sell their home to pay for care.

Boris Johnson says "no, no", stressing that the plan would "disregard" housing as an asset.

He says it will allow "people for the first time" to insure themselves against the costs of elder care, adding: "We are taking away anxiety for millions of people."

Following jeers and cheers from the Tory benches, Sir Keir says: "I see they turned up today."

Sir Lindsay Hoyle intervenes to ask MPs to "show some respect".

Reports of MPs sending in letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson are just "Westminster tittle tattle", the deputy prime minister has said.

Backbenchers have told The Telegraph that some disgruntled colleagues have submitted no confidence letters to the 1922 committee. If 15 per cent of sitting Conservative MPs submit them, a leadership contest is triggered. It comes as rumours of a rift between Rishi Sunak and Mr Johnson resurface.

However the Prime Minister's sizeable majority means upwards of 50 would have to be sent in before a leadership challenge could take place.

Asked about this today, Dominic Raab told LBC radio: "There is the usual Westminster tittle tattle and I'm not aware of that."

One former minister told The Telegraph he believed the risk was "overblown", but another said it was "significant", noting: "It hasn't been a story until now."

One senior Conservative source said it was "a ruse".

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