Lord Heseltine spoke at an event by Inside Housing magazine today, which was supposed to be the Tory focus on home ownership.
But the Tory peer could not resist letting his views known about Boris pulling out of the race for Tory leadership today.
In response to a question from an audience member he said:
I have never seen anything like it. He’s ripped the Tory party apart, he has created the greatest constitutional crisis in peacetime in my life. He has knocked billions off the value of the savings of the British people.
He’s like a general who marches his army to the sound of the guns and the moment he sees the battleground he abandons it.
I have never seen anything like it and he must be answerable for the consequences.
But the pain of it will be felt by all of us and if it doesn’t get resolved shortly, by a generation to come yet.
(via Sophie Barnes, who was there)
Lord Heseltine then went on BBC 5 Live to add:
He must now live with the shame of what he’s done.
Today marked the end of Boris Johnson’s career, we think