The Tory grassroots are putting pressure on Boris Johnson

Tory associations are about to become central to Boris Johnson’s fate. Even before last night’s Telegraph story revealing how a party was held in Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s socially distanced funeral, several Tory MPs told me that their associations were putting pressure on them to be more critical of the Prime Minister. This is now increasing. One member of the government payroll tells me he is coming under huge pressure from his association to act. Lots of Tory councillors are up for re-election in May and so risk being the first to face the anger of the voters At the moment, only five Tory MPs have publicly