Let’s not ignore the fact that Britain’s current chaos is largely due to the disgusting, immoral behaviour of the UK prime minister. A liar, an adulterer, a corrupt scumbag, a racist, homophobic neo-Fascist thug. The shame of Britain. Christ almighty, he utterly disgusts me. ?? pic.twitter.com/HBgWTSO9IJ
— Brexit Buster (@BrexitBuster) January 11, 2022
I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of hearing about useless political leaders who do nothing but damage to their countries and the people.
But Boris Johnson has just pushed it to another level.
A bit of background for those who do not live in the United Kingdom (though I’m sure he’s made us the laughing stock for the rest of the world media—and rightly so!)
On the 20th of May 2020, Britain was under its first national lockdown due to Covid-19 (just as many other countries were.) The UK had already been in lockdown for 58 days. On this exact same day—20th May, Boris Johnson and around 40 other members of his Tory party decided to have a party in the back garden of Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s home. Emails have been leaked where Johnson’s private secretary Martin Reynolds invited over 100 members of the government to “make the most of the lovely weather” and to “bring your own booze.”
The lockdown rules were clear. But the rules were apparently only for some—the general public. Not for the government.
Today when questioned in British Parliament during “Prime Minister’s Question Time,” Boris admitted he attended the party but insisted that No. 10’s backyard was “an extension of the office,” and that when he went into the garden on this particular evening “to thank staff”; he “believed implicitly that this was a work event.”
Opposition leader Keir Starmer has described Boris’ excuse as “so ridiculous that it is offensive to the British public.”
My question is—why hasn’t Boris resigned yet? What more does he need to do to pack his bags? What other truths need to be uncovered for him to make his move. Does he really need to be physically dragged out of office? Because I am sure many would be happy to do this.
This gathering was illegal.
People were dying in hospital unable to say goodbye to their loved ones when Boris and his mates were having a lovely glass of wine in the sun. Nurses were isolating, some unable to see their kids and parents for months, out of fear of spreading the virus to them. Not to mention the endless hours they put in days and nights in intensive care units—and the PTSD many of them are experiencing up till today. Everyone else was making a sacrifice, staying at home for the good of others, but these Eton boys and girls were having a jolly laugh and chat without a care in the world.
The British public is sick and tired of being lied to. The British public is tired of being played for fools.
Here are just some of the tweets toward/about Boris I found on Twitter.
Some are less funny than others:
Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew – what an image the world is getting of Global Britain.
— ALASTAIR CAMPBELL (@campbellclaret) January 12, 2022
Boris Johnson is like a virus who infects all those who come into contact with him: No 10, the Tory party, the whole country.
Brexit, the Covid death toll, corruption, xenophobia are symptoms.
Getting rid of him and the Tories is the cure.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 11, 2022
We have NHS staff crying in their cars. Desperate texts being sent because wards have NO nurses for the night shift. Operations being cancelled left, right & centre.
And all you can talk about is the booming economy.
Thanks a lot,
NHS staff everywhere#PMQs
— NHS Million ? (@NHSMillion) January 5, 2022
I’m genuinely so sorry to anyone who had to say goodbye to a dying loved one on a fucking zoom whilst they had a piss up in the garden. Horrendous. It’s so depressing.
— Emily Atack (@EmAtack) January 11, 2022
Jesus, I remember in lockdown 1 having an argument with my wife about whether she could come for a walk with me and our daughter if she had already gone for a run that day. What fools they took us for.
— Jeffrey Barrett (@jcbarret) January 10, 2022
May 2020. 9 weeks away from home. Trying to save lives. And they partied??I baked in these suits. I wept. I was isolated. We rationed PPE. We watched people die. I developed PTSD. We couldn’t even get a second phone line for the ward. AND THEY PARTIED???? #DowningStreetParties pic.twitter.com/leNfJAE8nb
— Dr Samantha Haley-Horsfall ? (@sammypops) January 10, 2022
May 2020. I had to talk to my mum through a window. She had cut her own hair as she couldn’t even see a hairdresser. She died that August. Meanwhile, they were having a party for 100 people at 10 Downing Street. She was a good person. Shame on you @BorisJohnson pic.twitter.com/OEgQdpyGQD
— Hugh (@HughPalmer) January 10, 2022
It’s the silence that should worry Boris Johnson after that #PMQs. The silence behind him on the Conservative benches and in the corridors as they left.
That wasn’t an apology. It was the most shameful performance by a Prime Minister in the House of Commons in living memory.
— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) January 12, 2022
I’ve been on the media this morning so my accent and grammar are being critiqued.
I wasn’t Eton educated, but growing up in Stockport I was taught integrity, honesty and decency.
Doesn’t mater how you say it. Boris Johnson is unfit to lead.
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) January 12, 2022
Thank you. I hope you recover from the PTSD.
My partner’s parents DIED ALONE of C-19, within 5 days, while Johnson etc PARTIED TOGETHER.
When asked about it, he smirked & laughed. He f***ing laughed! He treats it like being caught having a fag behind the bike sheds at school. pic.twitter.com/E2JMeW5tDf
— Polly Titian (@polly_titian) January 10, 2022
This is my End of Life Mum. Her name is Irene. That’s me, on zoom, explaining to my mum why I am “not allowed to visit”, because of the national lock down. I am so very sorry Mum. #RIP #no10party pic.twitter.com/8bShry72aI
— Lady Lawson of Galloway ? #BinBrexit #FBPE (@SusanlLawson) January 11, 2022
Say something principled in a working class accent and they’ll laugh at you. Say something deceitful in an Eton accent and they’ll make you Prime Minister.
— Frances Ryan (@DrFrancesRyan) January 12, 2022
“I sat in that same garden, looked the PM in the eyes and told him how my dad had died.
“He told me he had ‘done everything he could’ to protect my Dad, knowing that he had partied in that same spot the very day that Dad’s death certificate was signed.”https://t.co/EXjS5fBY5I pic.twitter.com/8KNabYq8AG
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 10, 2022
For those who voted for Boris, this is on you.
For Boris himself—shame on you. I cannot put my disgust into words.
It’s time for you to go.