100,000 deaths: after his – fake? – display of contrition, calls are mounting up for Boris Johnson to resign

Boris Johnson: it seems we all think it’s time for him to go. Otherwise, many more of us may not survive his government.

I don’t have to say much here; an angry nation is saying it all for me.


That is the issue at hand today: should Boris Johnson resign over his Covid-19 failures?

The nation has examined the evidence and found that he should.

Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain showered Robert Jenrick with just a fraction of the evidence of Johnson’s failures and it was overwhelming. Jenrick’s reply was to attempt to turn the conversation to the brighter side (as these government spokespeople do) but his words rang hollow:

Perhaps surprisingly, Sky News went further – with a claim that Johnson’s act of contrition on television yesterday (January 26) was “gaslighting the nation”:

These are not isolated examples. Peter Stefanovic (above) was right to say that Morgan was expressing “the exhausted, exasperated, gut wrenching anger of the nation”.

Johnson said he did everything he could. But consider the response of Dr Zubaida Haque, here: he only did what he was willing to do. And he clearly wasn’t willing to do enough.

Angela Rayner, for the Labour Party – not somebody I now feel comfortable quoting because of the diabolical persecution of her own party members that she supports – also nails it:

The trouble is, her party wants schools reopened just as soon as possible, even though this will only provide an opportunity to infect and kill even more people.

Perhaps a more acceptable Labour response is Bell Ribeiro-Addy’s:

Worst of all is the fact that people simply do not believe that the UK’s prime minister genuinely feels any sorrow, regret or contrition for the results of his actions (or inactions):

Instead – and this is the knockout blow as far as I’m concerned – we think he is a fake:

That should be the end of him.

We should also bear in mind at all times that if Johnson is taking responsibility for everything that the government has done – as he claimed – then he is also taking responsibility for the deaths its decisions have caused: 2,000 in the construction industry, around 30,000 in care homes, and many more in other sectors around the UK. This Site commented on those deaths here.

Saddest of all is the fact that, even if Johnson quits, the agony won’t be over.

The UK electorate gave his Conservatives an overwhelming (there’s that word again) 80-seat Parliamentary majority in November 2019. This means that, even if he does quit, we’ll only have another useless Tory foisted on us. Jeremy Hunt is already positioning himself to claim the leadership.

Other possible candidates are even worse. Johnson surrounded himself with a Cabinet of halfwits and this means that there is a very limited choice of replacements.

Would you want Priti Patel running the country? Dominic Raab? Robert Jenrick? Nadhim Zahawi? Michael Gove? Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Just typing the names hammers home how ridiculous it would be.

But those are the choices if Johnson is forced out.

And what about us – the population at large?

This Writer has had to put up with eight Conservative Parliaments in my lifetime, before the current ministry under Johnson.

Mostly, since I was old enough to have a credible opinion on the subject, I have known that every Tory election victory has meant having to knuckle down, expect a hard time, but live through it in the hope that the next election result will be different and the Tories removed.

This time is different.

This time, we have to ask ourselves whether we can even survive this government.

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2 thoughts on “100,000 deaths: after his – fake? – display of contrition, calls are mounting up for Boris Johnson to resign

  1. Grey Swans

    Dear Vox Political,
    Why is Sky News and the like going after Tory Boris so much? And talking up Starmer.

    Is Starmer’s mark 2 Tory party being put forward to take office?

    No-one should ever vote Labour again.

    Labour knew Covid19 was coming, as it was in Europe in November 2019 (Holland), yet threw the 2019 election against Labour.

    Every single Covid19 death and excess death is equally at fault of Labour and Tory alike.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I think there’s a lot of truth in what you’re saying – that the people in charge of Labour now threw the 2019 election because they didn’t want Jeremy Corbyn to bring in his progressive politics and drag the UK back into the 20th century from its current position in the 19th, with a view to actually enter the 21st before everybody else embarks on the 22nd. They did not care that a pandemic infection would kill more than 100,000 people because of Tory mismanagement. They only cared about their own personal well-being. That’s not an accepted Labour attitude.

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