The Prime Minister, chancellor and Carrie Johnson have been given fixed-penalty notices for attending a number 10 lockdown party.
Is this a resigning matter? Or with the Ukraine Invasion is it not the right time for a leadership contest?
Partygate: More than half of voters think that Boris Johnson should resign after fine https://t.co/FESnDEhRSU
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 13, 2022
My own view is I am surprised Boris has lasted this long but there is not exactly a wealth of talent to replace him. His likely rival Rishi Sunak has had a terrible few weeks.
Underfortunatly the only one of them with any principles will not be in the race:
The key point is not that Boris Johnson received a penalty notice.
The key point is that the fine proves he has repeatedly lied to parliament about his actions during COVID.
Democracy requires – for voting for accountability – leaders who tell the truth.
He must go.
— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) April 12, 2022
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