BORIS JOHNSON MUST GO
Watching the man your party made Prime Minister, and his assembled army of pathetic sycophants continuing to lie and sleaze their way through this current debacle is as embarrassing as it is depressing.
The world is watching the UK right now - and we look like we're coming apart at the seams. We look like a shambles, and we're meant to be saddling up to ride to Ukraine's rescue.
When a government that MAKES the laws BREAKS its own laws, it is corrupted. The Tory Party is no longer the Party of "law and order". It is the Party of Lawlessness and Disorder.
You must see this. It is not for any of us to pick and choose the laws we agree with. People who claim that the lockdown laws were stupid are missing the point - a thief may think the Theft Act is stupid, but it exists regardless, and believing that a law is stupid does not provide you with a good excuse for breaking it. Watching him accuse Mr Starmer of refusing to prosecute Jimmy Saville - which we know is a lie - was just another new low for the excrutiating chaos that is unfolding before our very eyes.
Mr Johnson wants people to believe that surviving Covid-19 gave him some sort of insight into how serious it all is and that it proves he took it seriously. The facts, however, say otherwise:
* He skipped the first 5 COBRA meetings because he was too busy writing a book and sorting out his divorce settlement having cheated on his wife.
* Having been urged by scientists to advise the public not to shake hands, he went on the TV and proudly boasted to shaking hands with Covid patients in hospital.
* He went on the TV and suggested that the country should “Take it on the chin”
* He was filmed shaking hands with scientists working on a coronavirus anti-body test shortly after having shaken hands with covid patients.
* He attended a rugby event at which there were 82,00 closely-packed members of the public.
* When other countries were banning large events, he said that there was no rationale for the UK doing the same and allowed the Cheltenham horse racing festival to go ahead, which was later identified as a super-spreading event.
* On the 11th March, when the WHO declared a global pandemic, he allowed 3,000 football fans to fly into the country from Madrid, having become the epicentre of Spain’s crisis. Liverpool shortly experienced a spike in cases.
* He stopped contact tracing and mass testing at the time we needed it most – thus giving the virus the green light to spread without any checks.
* He lifted restrictions on those flying home from known coronavirus hotspots and downgraded the guidance on PPE, advising NHS staff to wear less of it.
* By 14th March, he was STILL allowing mass events to go ahead.
* On the same day that The Imperial College Study was published, concluding that over half a million Brits could die, he asked people not to go to pubs, but allowed them to stay open anyway. Stanley Johnson later appeared on TV claiming that he would ignore the government's health advice and still go to the pub.
* He joked that the push to build new ventilators should be called ‘Operation Last Gasp.’
* His government ordered hospitals to move elderly patients into care homes, even if they had covid causing an explosion of cases in care homes, with one cardiologist saying: “We actively seeded this into the very population that was most vulnerable.”
* 27 March – Barnard Castle. He and his ministers defended this obvious rule breaking by claiming that Cummings acted as any responsible father would. The whole affair was an absolute embarrassment.
* 22 April – The government announced it would resume contact tracing, deemed critical to controlling the spread of the virus – having ditched the policy SIX WEEKS before. Nine weeks later, beset by repeated failures, Downing Street abandoned its multi-million pound track and trace app.
* He is said to have been heard shouting: "Let the bodies pile high!"
'Eat Out to Help Out' was introduced, to get people back into pubs and restaurants, which we now know contributed to an increase in coronavirus infections (somewhere around 8-17%) leading to the second wave.
In short, he is said to have led what has been described as the worst public health failure in the UK ever.
And on top of all that, we now know about the disgrace of Party-gate. We now know that while the people of this country were following the rules and making sacrifices (which Johnson himself repeatedly praised) those in Number 10 Downing Street, including Boris Johnson himself, were flouting the rules. They were having parties and showing brazen contempt for the suffering and the sacrifices made by the people of this country.
That we are where we are is an utter disgrace. Anyone connected with this, or with defending this, should be ashamed of themselves.
And yet, as if to add insult to injury, we - the taxpayers - are now facing National Insurance increases to fund a boost to the NHS, despite the repeated promises of this man and his corrupted campaign that the money saved by leaving the EU would instead be used for this exact purpose.
This is, however, no longer about those who support Brexit or those who are against it. Boris Johnson was clearly given the keys to Downing Street to force through the result of a referendum so corrupted that (as per the Court of Appeal ruling in 2019) had the referendum been legally binding, the result would have been voided. Who else could the Tories have put into power to dishonour our already dishonoured democracy but a man with a long history of corruption: lying, cheating and plotting criminal conspiracies to have journalists beaten up. This was obviously the right man for the job of lying to the Queen, unlawfully proroguing parliament, launching an attack upon our independent judiciary, and all the other subsequent corruption that has sadly been the dismal and absolutely foreseeable consequence of putting into power a man so utterly unsuited to power.
But his use, such as it was perceived to have been, has been served, and he has over-stayed the welcome he achieved from a 43% minority of the total public vote in 2019.
It’s time to listen to the people.
Boris Johnson needs to go.