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Boris Johnson Loyalist Nadine Dorries Slammed For Meme Showing Rishi Sunak With Knife Killing Julius Caesar -by Ecork

India’s Rishi Sunak is in the running for Britain’s next Prime Minister

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One of the outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s key loyalists and supporters of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as his successor, who has been very vocal in the attacks on Rishi Sunak, was on Sunday facing criticism for reprinting the image ” dangerous and careless” of the former president. .

Culture writer Nadine Dorries also posted a tweet on her social media account showing a picture of Johnson dressed as the Roman leader Julius Caesar and Sunak riding in the back, a reference to his assassin Brutus.

Business Minister Greg Hands, who supported the former Indian minister in the race, told ‘Sky News’ the post was “appalling”.

“I find it awful and I find it, less than a year after beating our colleague, in very bad taste, even dangerous,” he said.

Referring to the death of Tory MP Sir David Amess by a local last year, he added: “It’s not even a year since Sir David’s death… so I think this is in very bad taste, it’s even dangerous. , “But the unnamed partner of Dorries indicated that it was “obviously a satirical picture of Brutus and Caesar”, photography to provide political commentary.

“Some people will definitely want to be deliberately offended,” said the colleague.

Dorries has previously attacked Sunak’s expensive dressing as a sign he is out of touch with the British electorate and accused his former boss of a “ruthless act”.

“I’m very disappointed that Boris Johnson was removed by reckless coercion, as it was, particularly by Rishi Sunak,” he said.

It comes as a report in the ‘Observer’ newspaper says Sunak’s party is being urged to revamp its “general election-style” campaign in favor of a grassroots effort, speaking directly to an estimated 180,000 Tory members- last-ditch effort to beat. Liz Truss to Conservative leader.

Truss has been leading opinion polls and bookmaker odds as the favorite candidate to succeed Boris Johnson.

“The vote is very soft, you don’t have to do much to move it. We are doing this much more than complicated. There are people with expertise in charge, but I’m just worried that we are fighting the wrong campaign,” one Sunak supported the Tory MP told the newspaper.

Another MP said: “The things they have their people putting out are social media materials for the general election. This is about the party members. It should be about getting Rishi and important supporters to the many member as much as possible. They are trying to get the MPS. out for them, but it produces social media images first.”

A third partner said: “I think it’s very difficult for him but I can’t give up hope yet. There are many MPs who are talking to their parties. There is still time. It would be disingenuous to just go through the motions. for the next four weeks.” Postal ballots for the election will start arriving at Tory MPs’ addresses from next Wednesday, with the deadline for receiving ballots ending on the evening of September 2. The result will be announced on September 5.

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