Where is Boris Johnson’s apology to families who lost loved ones while he partied?

Boris Johnson: he’d rather sulk in public than do the one decent thing left to him.

Have we all forgotten the scandal underlying the Partygate scandal?

The reason the Downing Street parties were such a bad thing, and the reason it is so shameful that Boris Johnson lied to us all, is that thousands of people were dying while these parties were taking place.

The families of the deceased – including the then-Queen – were forced to observe social distancing rules laid down by Boris Johnson – rules which he and others were merrily breaking with after-the-event justifications that “imperfect” social distancing was perfectly acceptable rather than cancelling a gathering or holding it online (Partygate Report page 6).

The Commons’ Privileges Committee has rightly stated in its report that such justifications are unacceptable. There is no way to make it look reasonable or acceptable that these parties happened in the way they did, and that Johnson then lied about them, when families across the UK were suffering because of the rules the yobs in Downing Street were vomiting on.

Johnson has, of course, refused to accept the report and its conclusions. Instead, he has run away from Parliament, trailing a string of recriminations behind him. This is because he, too, is a yob.

If he had even a shred of decency, he would have made a full, frank and abject apology to everybody who lost loved ones and were prevented from mourning them properly by the rules he decided didn’t apply to him.

You see, he is presenting an appearance of being affronted by what has happened – but it happened because of what he chose to do. The bereaved families are actually aggrieved because of restrictions that he forced on them. That’s the difference.

As one of the bereaved has said, now is the time for contrition.

Instead, Boris Johnson has shown that he is so full of his own windy self-importance that he has not even spared a single thought for the consequences of his behaviour – its meaning for the millions of people who were struggling to cope with this, and all the other stupid, self-serving decisions Johnson made when he should have been governing in the national interest.

When the Tories slithered back into Downing Street in the first place, back in 2010, they did so with a lie that “we’re all in it together”. Remember?

If any of them has proved that the Tories aren’t “together” with the rest of us in any way at all, it is Boris Johnson. We must remember that.

And where’s his apology?

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3 thoughts on “Where is Boris Johnson’s apology to families who lost loved ones while he partied?

  1. John

    I’m not sure Boris Johnson should bother apologizing. If he did, I for one wouldn’t believe the cnut anyway! I won’t be alone……

  2. Hecuba

    The women and men who had relatives die from coronavirus primarily because of fascist tory stupidity and arrogance know only too well that rotten and corrupt little fascist dictator duck johnson will never apologise or say sorry!

    He is an egoist who continues to think he has done nothing wrong because he unlike us peasants he is perfect. Every action and policy he enacts is the correct one and if it goes wrong then everyone else is to blame – never him!

    Remember rotten and corrupt criminal duck johnson is the most oppressed fascist tory on this planet!

  3. Dave Rowlands

    Johnson is a tory, tories don’t apologise for anything they do or cause. Johnson and the others that attended these parties will not suffer any penalties, their lives will go on as usual without a care about what they did. When people aren’t punished in a way that makes a difference to them then they have nothing to lose when they behave the way they do, this is probably the reason why they behave that way.

    The rules are made by those breaking them, the punishments are dished out to reflect how “naughty” they behaved, the system needs re-writing to reflect the seriousness of the effects of a politician lying and ignoring the law, laws they created for the public good, so they say.

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