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Boris Johnson is "in great shape", Deputy Prime Minister said, despite criticism of speech delivered Monday in front of business leaders.
But Dominic Raab praised the Prime Minister 's "bubbly, spirited, upbeat and tigger character " of the Prime Minister, saying it "livens up " his speeches.
He said there was a "steel " to the PM, adding: "We work as a team.
And he dismissed the criticism as Westminster "title tattle ".
The remarks precede the questions from thePrime Minister at 12: 00 GMT, where Mr Johnson will face questions from Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer and other MPs.
Mr. Johnson appeared before the CBI conference earlier this week to make his case for a "green industrial revolution " for business.
The speech included a recap of the Prime Minister's policies, including support for electric cars, investment in wind power and integrated go railuvernement plan.
But he gained more negative attention after his impression of a car, comparing himself to Moses and his personal anecdote from a trip to Peppa Pig World.
"I was a little vague on what I would find at Peppa Pig World, but I loved it " he told the conference. "Peppa Pig World is really my kind of place.
" It has very safe streets, discipline in schools, a strong emphasis on public transportation systems, I " noticed, although they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig. "
Asked after the speech, " is everything okay? "Mr Johnson said that he thought people had "got the vast majority of the points " he wanted to make and that the speech "went well ".
Opposition parties called the speech "shambolic ", with Labor shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves adding: "No one was laughing, because the joke is no longer drastic.ôle. "
And the criticism was echoed by a main source in Downing Street, who told Hfrance.fr that there was " a lot of concern in the area. 'inside the building "about Mr Johnson.
" Businesses were really looking for leadership [of the speech] and it was chaotic, "they added.
Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Mr Raab told Hfrance.fr Breakfast: "Peppa Pig ... is a fantastic UK export to the world and I think it was the goal the Prime Minister was doing. "
He said he was " happy to support the glowing references to Peppa Pig ", as he recalled watching it with his own children.
But Mr Raab insisted the government was "focused " on the pandemic, the vaccine rolling out, the stimulus and the economy.
He added: "The Prime Minister is a hot, spirited, optimistic, tigger character and he animateshis speeches like few politicians, past and present, have done.
"But in reality he has some acuteness as Prime Minister and his team, and we work as a team. "
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It 's after a few weeks of turmoil in Westminster.
Target PM supported attempts overhaul of the Standards System for the Conduct of Members , blocking the suspension of Conservative MP Owen Paterson - Members of Parliament supported the proposals , but it was only a narrow victory for Mr Johnson thanks to a major Tory rebellion.