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Conservative MP Lee Anderson likened the government to “the band on the Titanic,” according to a leaked WhatsApp message.
The message, reported by Sky News, was apparently leaked from a so-called Common Sense group of Tory MPs on WhatsApp, revealing that many MPs have attacked public officials and lamented the government of Rishi Sunak. ing.
Ashfield’s MP suggested that officials reportedly thwarting government efforts to stop small boats crossing the Channel may be guilty of “treason”.
The message was reportedly sent after the Sunday Express ran a front-page article claiming that Whitehall officials were “trying to undermine” the prime minister’s plans to tackle illegal immigration.
Anderson said the government’s promised law on the issue “doesn’t stop travel,” and a controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda could happen “if we had the ball.” said that it is possible to
Dudley North MP Marco Longhi said after a member of parliament suggested that a bill would be introduced to address the issue.
“But we have enacted legislation before. , we want to keep it.
“We will be slaughtered by the locals and the GE (General Election).”
Anderson reportedly replied: Play the same song, ignoring the obvious. ”
According to leaked WhatsApps, parliamentarians attacked a public official accused of foiling the government’s plans.
Tom Hunt, who has been an MP for Ipswich since 2019, said: “Any unelected civil servant who is trying to interfere with a democratically elected government should be fired or nominated. .
“If they want to get involved in politics and become politicians, they have to quit their jobs and go to public office or face the scrutiny that comes with it.”
“Going against the state is treason, sure,” said Anderson.
Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham was quoted as saying:
“Obviously no more!”
When contacted by the PA news agency, she declined to comment.
According to Sky, Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton said: Obviously no more! They refute the bullying allegations. ”
Sir John Hayes, Member of Parliament for South Holland and Deepings, who is believed to be close to Home Secretary Suela Braverman, said: Make a strong case that this is the government’s number one priority.
“We must stand by Suela in this fight, together with the out-of-contact, privileged, and unelected pen-pusher.”
Snack faces intense pressure from some Tory supporters to crack down on illegal immigration.
Anderson, who was elected in 2019 and represents Asheil’s ‘red wall’ seat in the former Labor Heartland, is one of the most vocal MPs on the issue.
In December, after only a few weeks in office, Sunak used a Mail on Sunday article to threaten to quit the party if it did not do enough to tackle illegal immigration.
Lee Anderson and Pauline Latham Me for comments.
Additional report by Press Association.