Do you believe #BorisJohnson’s nonsense explanation for attending #DowningStreetParties?

Unlikely claim of innocence: Boris Johnson wants us to accept that he didn’t attend any Downing Street Parties – but does this image, taken at one of them, suggest that to you?

As the deadline (10pm today – Friday, February 18) approaches for Boris Johnson to submit his completed questionnaire on Downing Street parties to the Metropolitan Police, the BBC – and others, I’m sure – is trying to get us to accept his excuses.

But will you? Are you that daft? Are the police?

According to Nick Eardley (who?) over at Auntie, Johnson hasn’t made any secret of his claims, which are:

Firstly, there have not been many retrospective prosecutions for breaking lockdown laws.

Secondly, the prime minister has argued both publicly and privately that the events he was at can be reasonably seen as work.

The first claim may easily be dismissed as irrelevant; there may have been few retrospective prosecutions, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any – and if government officials who made the rules have been found to have broken their own rules, they should certainly be held to the standard they expected of the rest of us.

As for the second – well, he is known to have attended three of the events being investigated by police, and it is unlikely they will take him at his word. Some of them took place after working hours were over. They all involved alcoholic drinks and they all involved socialising with groups of people in numbers that were unacceptable according to Johnson’s own rules at the time.

His answers will have to be compared with the other documentary evidence that investigators already have, and with whatever the 50 or so other people who have received questionnaires will say.

This, we’re told, will take some time.

Possibly the most damning evidence against Johnson at the moment is the fact that he has taken legal advice (although we don’t know who’s paying for it). Appearances alone suggest that this is not the behaviour of a man with nothing to hide.

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  1. Hecuba February 18, 2022 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Little fascist dictator duck johnson and his crooked lackeys forgot to include in their legislation concerning ‘no parties during lockdown – exemption clause wherein these laws do not apply to us fascist tories and our sycophantic cronies!’

    Little fascist dictator duck johnson believes that he can fool us peasants all the time simply claiming ‘wah I was working!’ He must be the only stupid fascist tory who constantly works and yet achieves nothing oh and he works whilst attending all his parties during lockdown!

    Fine the criminal and then sack him from his fake post as ‘dictator fascist prime minister!’

  2. Martyn Meacham February 18, 2022 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Johnson is a well proven liar.He couldn’t tell the truth even if his life depended on it.He is a total disgrace and a laughing stock!

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