While people in Motherwell and Wishaw, our NHS and other frontline services made sacrifices throughout the pandemic, Boris Johnson was hosting a cheese and wine party in Downing Street. While people were following rules by not visiting family in hospital, missing funerals and weddings, Boris Johnson was putting public health at risk with an illegal gathering. And while footage has emerged of the Prime Minister’s staff joking about breaking lockdown rules, Boris Johnson continues to shirk his responsibilities and deny that any rules were broken.
Boris Johnson believes he can lie his way through this scandal and that the public will swallow it. True to form, the Tories show that it is one rule for them and another rule for everyone else. As Omicron rises, his government has shattered public trust in health measures. It is time for Boris Johnson and his corrupt government to go. Boris Johnson must resign.