I believe that the Prime Minister should resign, and I am glad that the Leader of the Opposition has publicly called for him to do so. If he had any sense of decency he would resign, instead of trying to cling-on to power through ever more desperate means like ‘Operation Save Big Dog’ and ‘Operation Red Meat’.
Even before ‘party-gate’ there were plenty of reasons why Boris Johnson should have resigned or been forced out by his own party, including his government’s unlawful behaviour. Indeed, whilst the party saga has been ongoing, the Government was found yet again to have acted unlawfully when it created a ‘VIP lane’ for awarding PPE contracts.
However, I recognise that for many people, the parties were the last straw. They contrasted their own experiences following Covid-restrictions with the Government’s flagrant disregard for them. Ordinary people could not attend funerals, visit relatives in hospital, sit on park benches, walk in the Lake District, go to school, and the list goes on; but for those at the top, who made the rules that people diligently followed, the rules were a joke.
I can assure you that I will continue to call on Boris Johnson to resign, and I believe that whoever he is replaced with should also be scrutinised over whether they knew about or attended these parties.