Dead man talking: are the #DowningStreetParties over for #BorisJohnson? [VIDEO]

Boris Johnson finally shambled out to the Dispatch Box and attempted to apologise for attending the lawbreaking, lockdown-busting Downing Street party on May 20, 2020, during Prime Minister’s Questions.

He must have realised that he would not be able to avoid answering questions about it any more.

Before watching the clip, remind yourself of the context:

Bear that in mind when you watch Johnson put on his naughty-boy face and come out with this:

So he thought the “bring your own booze” party was a “work event”, did he? How stupid does he think we are, to believe that tripe?

Did he think that, even though he must have received the emailed invitation (it’s technically the garden of his home; nothing happens there without his knowledge)?

And take a look at this, which shows just how desperate the Tory justifications are becoming:

I’m not convinced.

Neither were Keir Starmer, Ian Blackford, Karl Turner, Chris Bryant, Ed Davey or many, many other Opposition MPs. Here’s a montage of their comments:

Johnson did answer these questions – but not with anything that was worth hearing. I’ll put clips of the questions with answers up on my YouTube channel (hint: please subscribe).

Conservative MPs tried to fill PMQs with questions about anything else at all, in a vain attempt to distract from the sheer cringing awfulness of what their leader had admitted.

And then Safeguarding minister Rachael Maclean tried to justify it on the BBC’s Politics Live. Her attempted evasions were so bad they may actually qualify as comedy. See for yourself:

And it wasn’t enough, I hear.

Apparently the number of letters winging their way to the chair of the Conservative Party’s backbench 1922 committee is fast approaching the 54 necessary to trigger a leadership challenge:

Oh, and apparently there was a meeting of the 1922 committee the evening after PMQs…

So, politically speaking, is Johnson a dead man walking? We should know by the weekend.

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3 thoughts on “Dead man talking: are the #DowningStreetParties over for #BorisJohnson? [VIDEO]

  1. Debbie Wiles

    What I don’t hear is the question of why his wife and baby were there if it’s supposed to have been a work event! I want his answer to that, before he is kicked out of the most exclusive club in the UK. Cudos to the BBC for finally and belatedly asking questions, but what about the unasked questions? Why was she (and the baby) at a work meeting? I don’t believe we are paying them to work for us.

  2. Stu

    Many things trouble me about this fiasco but two specifics really stand out….

    1. “I should have found some other way to thank them” suggests that he organised it.

    2. If it was a business meeting, surely it was ill-judged to make decisions affecting UK resident’s livelyhoods and health whilst tipsy (NB.a financial contract can be voided if drink is involved)

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