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#Tories justifying #BorisJohnson and his #DowningStreetParties are getting desperate

Christopher Chope: he once blocked a Bill to prevent photographers from “upskirting” – taking photographs of women’s underwear by pointing cameras up their skirts. That’s the kind of support Boris Johnson has.

The lies – all right, let’s call them falsehoods – are getting blatant now.

Take a look at the following clip of Christopher Chope, the filibuster king, discussing Labour leader Keir Starmer’s demands for Boris Johnson to resign, after Johnson admitted attending a party in the garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020:

Oh, really?

Let’s see what Starmer was saying:

So: “The Prime Minister pretended that he had been assured that there were no parties.” Let’s check that.

That’ll be from Hansard, then – the official record of Parliamentary proceedings. Yes, here it is:

“I repeat that I have been repeatedly assured since these allegations emerged that there was no party and that no covid rules were broken.”

We know now that it was a pretence because he has admitted actually attending one. The claim that he thought it was a “work event” doesn’t hold true because he admitted realising what it was – that is his stated reason for leaving it.

“Then the video landed, blowing the Prime Minister’s first defence out of the water, so then he pretended he was sickened and furious about the parties.”

This will be the video of Allegra Stratton laughing while trying to work out what to say about the Downing Street Christmas party in December 2020.

In response, Johnson said: “I understand and share the anger up and down the country at seeing Number 10 staff seeming to make light of lockdown measures… I was also furious to see that clip.”

Getting back to Starmer, yesterday: “Now it turns out he was at the parties all along.”

And we know this is true of one party, because Johnson has admitted it.

The evidence was all there, for everybody to see, hear or read.

But Christopher Chope chose to deny it for what I’m sure Boris Johnson himself would call “political” reasons (as he referred many times to criticisms of his attendance at the party, during Prime Minister’s Questions on January 12).

I’m surprised the people of Christchurch don’t expect better work from their MP.

I note also that Chope’s fellow Tory backbencher Peter Bone has a Private Members’ Bill coming to the Commons soon, to abolish the BBC licence fee. I look forward to hearing Chope filibuster it out of existence, as he has many other such Bills in the recent past.

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