'Dull Dull Dull' - Former Tory minister's damning verdict on Theresa May's government

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22nd January 2018

A former Conservative frontbencher has described Theresa May's government as "dull dull dull" in the latest attack by a senior party figure on her leadership.

Theresa May has come under fire from senior Tories.
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Nicholas Soames warned that the Tories are on course to lose the next election unless the Prime Minister puts forward a more positive agenda.

His comments came after another former minister, Nick Boles, accused Mrs May of "timidity" and a "lack of ambition".

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Mr Soames, who was a minister in John Major's government and served in Michael Howard's Shadow Cabinet, made clear his frustration on Twitter.

He said: "It really won’t be enough to get people to vote against The Corbini they must have really sound reasons to vote Conservative. We really need to get on with this ."

 

 

But a spokesman for the Prime Minister hit back at the criticism from Mr Soames and Mr Boles, insisting the Government had a record to be proud of.

He said: "If you look at action that's been taken by the Government in recent months, you can see that it is getting on with the job of building a stronger economy and a fairer society that works for everyone.

"There was a cut to stamp duty for 80% of buyers, the launch of the first ever 25-year environment plan, the launch of an ambitious industrial strategy to help businesses deliver better, high-paid jobs, we've announced detailed plans for an energy price cap, published the first ever race disparity audit, providing extra money for our public services in the form of £2.8bn more for the NHS, £2bn more for social care and £1.3bn more for schools.

"Of course we know there is more to do and the Prime Minister is committed to getting on and delivering."