Brexit Party Chair Richard Tice has savaged Independent Conservative MP Nick Boles on Twitter for opposing a General Election. Mr Boles tweeted saying that an snap election would either risk Prime Minister Boris Johnson being elected or risk Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn being elected and damaging the country. He wrote: “An early election would risk Johnson being re-elected and forcing through a no deal Brexit or Corbyn being elected and doing massive damage to our country.
“I am implacably opposed to both and will not vote for an early election while either of these risks remain.”
Mr Tice responded with a scathing outburst on the social media site claiming that Mr Boles would be “fired” if there was an election.
He said: “Basically you know you will be fired by your constituents.
“So you want to hang on without an election for as long as possible.
“A real man would call a by election.”
Mr Boles calls himself an Independent Progressive Conservative after he left the party this year.
The former Tory MP was a member of the Conservative Party for nine years where he was – and still is – an MP for the Grantham and Stamford constituency in Lincolnshire.
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Mr Tice’s response on Twitter has sparked outrage on the social media site, with many users supporting Mr Tice’s outburst.
One user angrily responded: “The definition of a wimp!”
Another user said: “Yes, when is the by-election, Nick Boles?
“You have shied away from a General Election, but since your betrayal in the House of Commons you have also denied your constituents a voice.
“You do not have a mandate and it seems you also lack the fortitude to seek one.”
One disgruntled user replied: “You’ve hit the nail on the head.”
It comes as Mr Tice made a shocking claim about the newly elected Prime Minister last month.