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Peter Bone: Individuals Cannot Fairly Consider This MP Has Been Made A Authorities Minister

Right-wing Brexiteer Peter Bone has been made a government minister in one of the mots unlikely appointments Westminster has seen in recent years.

The MP was made deputy leader of the House of Commons – a position that has been vacant since 2019 – as “caretaker” prime minster Boris Johnson backfilled his administration after nearly 60 frontbenchers quit this week.

Bone, MP for Wellingborough since 2005, has been one of the most notorious backbenchers for many years, and often a thorn in the side to his own party leaders.

But this week he was four-square behind Johnson as the PM faced a mounting Tory backlash over his handling of the Chris Pincher row – which ultimately brought him down.

Bone slammed opposition MPs for attempts to “bash Boris”, and insisted voters were more concerned about incoming tax cuts than they are about the behavior of an MP who was accused of groping.

The supportive intervention from Bone in the Commons chamber stood out so much that even speaker Lindsay Hoyle remarked that he was a “lone batter” for the government.

An unshamed eurosceptic, Bone had described Ukip as a “good thing for British politics”.

He wrote in 2014, when David Cameron was leader: “Do I think Ukip has been a good thing for British politics? Yes, definitely yes. It has filled a vacuum on the right of British politics because the Conservatives have spent too much time worrying about the center ground, not the common ground.”

He also called the idea of ​​introducing same-sex marriage “completely nuts”.

In 2012, the MP urged the Church of England to block the coalition government plans for same-sex weddings in a religious setting.

“So far as the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and many other faith groups are concerned, marriage is a union between one man and one woman,” he said.

British Politics Twitter couldn’t quite believe that Bone, who often asks questions in the Commons on behalf of his wife “Mrs Bone”, was now on the front bench.

“There’s no depths satire can’t reach,” said Labor MP Chris Bryant.

Ladies and gentlemen, Peter Bone is a minister

— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) July 8, 2022

Peter Bone is a minister. There’s no depths satire can’t reach

— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) July 8, 2022

Peter Bone is a minister. London has fallen.

— James Oh Brien (@mrjamesob) July 8, 2022

Boris Johnson’s appointment of Peter Bone, to a paid ministerial job that didn’t exist before today, is a clear sign if it were needed that his upcoming resignation honors are going to be absolutely shameless

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) July 8, 2022

For those wondering who Peter Bone replaces as deputy leader of the House of Commons, the answer is: no-one – Boris Johnson never appointed one when he became PM in 2019 so this is a *new* role

— Tom Hourigan (@TomHourigan) July 8, 2022

There hasn’t been a deputy leader of the Commons for the whole of Boris Johnson’s tenure as prime minister. He is literally doing this for a laugh. https://t.co/IyKe29T7a3

— Patrick Maguire (@patrickkmaguire) July 8, 2022

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