The final splutter David Davis blasted for embarrassing Boris intervention

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The former Brexit Secretary stood up in a feverous House of Commons to urge Mr Johnson to go “in the name of God” after fury over the “Partygate” scandal snowballs. But rampant speculation that enough Tory backbenchers would have submitted letters of no confidence to the party’s 1922 Committee to trigger a leadership contest failed to materialise.

The embattled Tory leader appears to have been given breathing space after Mr Davis’ outburst combined with the defection of Bury South MP Christian Wakefield to Labour failed to trigger a vote of no confidence.

Now Mr Davis – a long-time backbench rebel – has been slammed for comments by furious Express.co.uk readers.

Offshore1sland said: “His political career ran out of petrol some years ago, after running on empty for some time, was this the final splutter?”

Wiseone1 wrote: “In the name of God shut up Davis. Embarrassing yourself only.”

Snapper1 commented: “Davis the useless jumps on the bandwagon again.

“When he was given the job to negotiate he showed just how useless he was.”

Taking to the Express.co.uk’s comments section, Heathwood said: “If Johnson, a biographer of Churchill really doesn’t recognise the quote, a quote that was instrumental in propelling Churchill to power, then the probability is that he really was incapable of following his own lockdown rules.

Nosha17 raged: “As Jacob Reese-Mogg said, Mr Davis was performing his theatrics.

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“Mr Davis achieved nothing towards us getting Brexit, so he is bound to be trying to get a blow in against Boris as he failed where Boris succeeded.

“People are so spiteful and childish nowadays.”

Heathwood wrote: “I must say that, to his credit, I haven’t noticed anything in Johnson’s character that suggests he is spiteful, but he certainly is childish.”

Addressing the Commons, Mr Davis told Mr Johnson he has “sat there for too long”, urging him to go “in the name of God”.

He went on: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take.

“Yesterday he did the opposite of that.

“I will remind him of a quotation from Leo Amery to Neville Chamberlain in 1940: ‘You have sat there too long for the good you are doing… in the name of god, go.'”

The Prime Minister replied to Mr Davis’s comment by saying he is unsure of which quotation he refers to, adding he must wait for the Sue Gray inquiry into alleged lockdown-breaking parties which occurred at Number 10.

He said: “I must say to him, I don’t know what he is talking about.

“What I can tell him — I don’t know what quotation he is alluding to — what I can tell him is and I think have told this house repeatedly, I take full responsibility for everything done in this Government and throughout the pandemic.”

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