Number 10 has been forced to insist premier is 'well' after CBI speech amid claims MPs filing no-confidence letters

Boris Johnson saw his personal ratings slump to a record low today as Keir Starmer goaded him at PMQs over the Tory meltdown on sleaze, social care, rail and his bizarre CBI speech, the Daily Mail reports.

The premier suffered another blow as a Savanta ComRes poll suggested the chaos is cutting through to voters, with his net favourability score dropping to minus 14. That was down from minus nine last month, and worse than during the bleak second coronavirus surge last Autumn.

The research also showed Labour hanging on to the lead in overall support, although the advantage has narrowed from six points last week to two.

The findings emerged as Conservatives tried to bulldoze through the problems this afternoon by cheering Mr Johnson to the rafters as he got to his feet for the weekly Commons clashes. There are claims that whips were ringing round MPs shortly beforehand pleading for them to come to the chamber.

Mr Johnson voiced defiance as he was assailed by the Labour leader with barbs about his series of bungles, with Sir Keir at one point quipping about him ‘losing his place in his notes’. In one stinging line, Sir Keir reeled off the recent mishaps said: ‘Is everything OK, PM?’

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