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British PM Johnson blamed for lockdown parties but won't quit

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By JILL LAWLESS

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Lying to Parliament is a more serious issue than most of what Johnson does. British politicians are expected to lie to the British public, but not to each other, and it riles them.

He is still likely to survive by handing out cash from a windfall tax extracted from the energy industry (a bit like Henry VIII filching cash from the Monasteries). Then he can make war on the rail unions when they shut down the rail network.

It would help if the opposition were led by a trustworthy, charismatic leader, and any of them were known to the public by name. But they aren't.

Ultimately, the electorate knew that they were voting for hypocrites and liars in both the Brexit referendum and the general election. They didn't care.

Sue Gray did her job under difficult circumstances. She's civil service. Note the difference from politicians, whom you wouldn't buy a used car from.

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Reckless

Just ask yourself simply, is your life better under his leadership or not? Same for Biden, Putin etc.

And the answer is, of course it would be better without this clown. He's not a leader, he's a self-serving prat.

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The question, Reckless, is could ones quality of family life financially deteriorate over the coming months?

Maybe a more politically unified approach to leadership is required, these are unprecedented times.

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Just ask yourself simply, is your life better under his leadership or not? Same for Biden, Putin etc.

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The real concern is not just accountably for your actions but most importantly competence in office.

The country is facing a summer of national rail strikes across a sector that has received a £16 billion bail out.

This industrial action could lead to a economic collapse of the sector if network rail financial stability was to decline to a level that required redundancies and cuts to services to remain afloat.

Then consider energy inflation, the affects of a windfall tax could have on future investment in UK based drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea?

It would kick any hope of net zero targets,

A windfall tax on the surface would be a means to offer respite to families in energy poverty but it would be a short term solution.

Rising inflation affects on living standards. the planned tax increases and the consequences to take-home pay.

Johnsons government is haplessly reactive to the coming perfect storm of misery, with an opposition devoid of credible alternatives.

Thats before we factor in the war in Ukraine and the pending UK EK trade war.

BeerGate, PartyGate, come back to that later at that ballot box. For now there are much more pressing issues

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A Bloomberg article had a nice quote:

“This is a prime minister who is not fit to run a bath, never mind this country,” Labour MP Ruth Jones said during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

But no, he won’t resign, and he won’t be forced out. Maybe he can run again.... that would be really amusing. Okay, you are not amused, but you are not able to get rid of him either.

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There is so many lessons to be learned from this government performance in office, Johnson leadership.

I am not suggesting Keir Starmer would have faired any better.

Where is the full "drains up" on the Covid crisis?

£460 billion has been added to the sovereign debt, a track and trace system that failed to maintain a clear objective, PPE at exorbitant amounts of tax payer cash.

Most importantly the death certificate fatalities, 164,727 to date

The promised inquiry?

Johnsons government has an assailable majority, yet it is difficult, what ever political persuasion not to feel thoroughly let down. Johnson should have nailed own the partying. Johnson clearly failed to do so.

To be fair the roll out of the vaccine has to recognised.

Should Johnson resign?

At present there would be little to gain, his future in office is questionable.

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An absolute prat. Worse than Kishida!

The UK, unlike Japan, can be an unpredictable democracy. People will judge at the next election.

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What's the point of being in power if you can't misuse it??

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Countries get the leaders they deserve.

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Vote of no confidence

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This guy is a serious sociopath.

If I was the queen I'd be checking my food

Her funeral would be his latest distraction technique.

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Absolutely disgusting. People weren’t allowed to sit with dying loved ones, or attend their funerals, and Johnson and his mates were having regular alcohol fuelled piss ups at Downing Street. Cleaners were left to remove wine stains from walls and mop up vomit, and were verbally abused when they complained. Security staff who questioned the parties were also abused. Johnson and his staff are not fit for office.

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The wretched Johnson's exalted social status as PM and the brazen soft-pedaling of the police protect him from any enforcement of the laws of the land while the self-entitlement of his puerile public-school persona is always on full display despite his tiresomely incessant hail-fellow-well-met cos-play that can only fool the gullible. He may be getting away with it all for now but soon he's bound to take another step too far and trip over his egregious incompetence and land smack on his bad-faith for all the electorate to see. Karma will see to it that Britain's shameless imposter PM with the bad hair-do won't "live happily ever after".

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Findings of second permanent secretary’s investigation into alleged gatherings on government premises during covid restrictions

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1078404/2022-05-25_FINAL_FINDINGS_OF_SECOND_PERMANENT_SECRETARY_INTO_ALLEGED_GATHERINGS.pdf

Certainly helps to read the full report.

I found one of the most disturbing aspects/facts is the matter in which government and civil servants were completely obvious to the pain and misery the country was experiencing.

The appalling lack of empathy seeps out of every paragraph.

The political establishment is rotten to the core.

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