Two out of three voters now want Boris Johnson to quit. History will judge him unkindly, as a liar and a fraud, a Prime Minister who put himself first and his country a distant second
Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Smirking at families he treats with contempt, Boris Johnson may soon be laughing on the other side of his face.
Public revulsion at the Prime Minister’s unforgivable partying in Downing Street, while banning the bereaved from properly mourning lost love ones, will not fade suddenly. Two out of three voters want him to quit.
The arrogant rule breaker’s luck is running out. He faces a perfect storm that could finally topple him – the heartbreaking memories of the bereaved; anger from medics who risked their lives to save others; and mounting fury among Conservative MPs.
Lies are his political trademark but he’s unable to con his way of this scandal.
Every time Johnson dodges honest answers to straight questions, he emphasises his unfitness for high office.
Silence is a tacit admission of guilt, excuses are no longer acceptable. History will judge Johnson unkindly, as a liar and a fraud, a Prime Minister who put himself first and his country a distant second.
We have had false dawns before but as the pandemic enters a third calendar year there is genuine cautious optimism we are leaving the worst of it behind.
Covid is not over. Another 379 deaths and 120,821 infections were announced yesterday, hospitals continue to fill up and families are still mourning victims.
But the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter thanks to the successful NHS vaccination programme and the lower death toll than feared from the Omicron strain. We must not let that light be extinguished.
Fir do’s Charlie
The Prince of Wales, mocked as a crank for talking to plants, can be smug today.
The forthcoming series Green Planet discovered human-type communication between plants. Maybe he should tell his vegetable and flowery friends their cousins are about to star on primetime TV.