On Thursday, April 21, MPs will vote on a Labour motion for an inquiry to be held into whether Boris Johnson deliberately misled them when he said no lockdown-busting parties happened in Downing Street, despite having attended (and, allegedly, planned) at least one.
The BBC is reporting that the result is a foregone conclusion because Johnson is whipping Tory MPs to support him, even if they don’t think he deserves it. He’s that corrupt.
All This Writer can say is, I hope those Tory MPs take a step back and think about what the revelations about Johnson’s party attendance mean for people who lost loved ones to Covid-19 during his lockdown – and were banned by law from being with them at the end; a law that Johnson wilfully broke:
Bereaved families have said Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak “took us all for mugs” and should “be gone tonight” after the pair were fined for breaking Covid lockdown rules.
Lobby Akinnola, spokesperson for Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, said there was “simply no way” the prime minister and chancellor could continue in post.
He said: “After everything that’s happened it’s still unbelievably painful to know the prime minister was partying and breaking his own lockdown rules while we were unable to be at our loved ones’ sides in their dying moments, or in miserable funerals with only a handful of people because we were following the rules.
“The fact that the prime minister and his chancellor then lied about it, and would have continued to do so if the police hadn’t intervened, is truly shameless.
“They broke the law. But even worse, they took us all for mugs.”
“Their dishonesty has caused untold hurt to the bereaved.
“Not only that, but they have lost all credibility with the wider public, which could cost lives if new variants mean restrictions are needed in the future.”
This is true; I have spoken with many people since the fines were handed out and, in the now-unlikely event of another lockdown being ordered by the wretched Johnson, none of them have any intention of observing it.
The outrage about this betrayal is not about to go away.
Johnson made a law that caused huge anguish among those who abided by it – then decided that he wasn’t going to let it spoil his good times and broke it willy-nilly. Then he lied about it – repeatedly.
I have no doubt that he would still be hypocritically claiming that he didn’t break the law if the Metropolitan Police had not reversed its original decision not to investigate his crime.
If he is saved in Thursday’s vote by Tory MPs who choose to ignore the will of the people on this matter, then they will have proved that they are truly unfit to govern.
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