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UK Conservative lawmaker accuses government of intimidation, blackmail

·1 min read

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - British Conservative lawmaker William Wragg accused the government on Thursday of attempting to "blackmail" other lawmakers by using intimidation to drop their demands for a confidence vote in Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"In recent days, a number of members of parliament have faced pressures and intimidation from members of the government because of their declared or assumed desire for a vote of confidence in the party leadership of the prime minister," Wragg told a meeting of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Kate Holton)