Having called for Bozo to resign for his lockdown beers, neither have a leg to stand on – but who expects them to have the decency to step down?
The Labour party has today admitted that Angela Rayner was at the same lockdown event in Durham at which Starmer and others were filmed drinking beers. The party had originally denied it, but now says that was a ‘mistake’.
Starmer and his front bench have been rightly calling on Boris Johnson to resign for his ‘partygate’ disgrace – and Johnson has shredded both decency and parliamentary convention by refusing to do so.
Durham police, which has taken no action so far over the incident, has said it would consider “further communications” from the Tories, who are asking for the case to be reopened.
The pair now have a perfect opportunity to show that Labour still – despite their war on the left – stands for something better than Johnson’s Tories. In a time when public disgust and cynicism toward politicians is at an all-time high, setting such an example would be worth far more than either of their careers.
But of course nobody expects them to ‘do the decent thing’ and the party continues to deny they did anything wrong. Skwawkbox has asked both figures why they are still in their positions after demanding the Tories fall on their sword for their contempt toward the hundreds of thousands who have died needlessly during the pandemic and the loved ones they left behind. Precedent suggests there will be no response.
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