Partygate (1)

Great efforts have been made by Tory MPs in recent weeks to say that it should not matter if the Prime Minister is found by Scotland Yard to have been a liar about his attendance at parties during lockdown and that there are more important things in life, including the war in Ukraine.

Of course, there is some truth in this. But it is worth reminding ourselves that the Prime Minister made the rules he broke. He repeatedly denied that he had broken them, not least in the House of Commons. And he was himself on television night after night telling us what to do, what not to do, and how to behave, where it is now obvious – and proven – that he was behaving differently himself. Of course, nobody expects him to resign because he has demonstrated over and over throughout his life that he has absolutely no sense of shame. No doubt he will persevere in his shamelessness.

But it doesn’t look good.


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