“So I accept that the House of Commons was misled by my statements that the Rules and Guidance had been followed completely at No. 10. But when the statements were made, they were made in good faith and on the basis of what I honestly knew and believed at the time. I did not intentionally or recklessly mislead the House on 1 December 2021, 8 December 2021, or on any other date. I would never have dreamed of doing so” (Boris Johnson, 20.03.2023).
I liar saying he would never lie. Would you believe the man? I don’t and with obvious reasons. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson isn’t a man who has the credibility or the ability to whine back time. No, the water is under bridge and there is no return of happier times.
As the Prime Minister, he was the prime example and the one who told others how to act. The PM should be on the forefront and be the one to follow. Alas, Johnson thought he could get away with his behaviour and parties in the middle of the pandemic. When others couldn’t visit their loved ones or send them off at their funerals. Heck, people could have birthdays or parties in general. There was nearly allowed to go outside or spend time with friends in the neighbourhoods. People was fined and was sanctioned for breaching the guidelines. Students was suspended and others was sacked. Therefore, the PM is acting aloof, when others has paid a price. It is infuriating to read the report and see how he doesn’t care and doesn’t take any sort of responsibility. What a spineless and reckless character he is… when he thinks this will settle the score and vindicate himself. When others has lost their future and livelihoods for far less than all the parties he did…
Just read it here:
“Various references in the Fourth Report give the impression that any lack of social distancing in No. 10 was in breach of the Guidance. If that is genuinely the Committee’s view, it is obviously wrong. Everyone at No. 10 was working together around the clock to fight Covid-19. No. 10 is an old, cramped London town house, with many bottlenecks, and many small rooms. It is not a modern working environment. In accordance with the Guidance, a balance had to be struck between the essential work we were doing and minimising the risk of transmission. Although we did our best to give each other as wide a berth as possible, there were times when people inevitably came close r to each other. We tried to keep our distance, but we knew that proximity was sometimes unavoidable, and we knew that this was acceptable under the Guidance” (Boris Johnson, 20.03.2023).
“For the 18 December 2020 event, I relied on assurances I had received from my advisers and, it is clear now, those assurances were wrong. As Prime Minister, I am reliant on advice from officials. There is nothing reckless or unreasonable about that. I was focused on difficult decisions concerning the pandemic (as well as other business that the Prime Minister needs to address), my diary is packed, No. 10 is a complex environment, and I was constantly in and out of the building. My knowledge of what was going on at any given time was imperfect and mostly second-hand. A Prime Minister cannot be expected personally to investigate matters such as these. I had to rely on, and was fully entitled to rely on, what I was told by my senior, trusted advisers” (Boris Johnson, 20.03.2023).
First off, he wouldn’t dream of misleading Parliament. The man who said he had an oven-ready Brexit. This man is willing to lie about everything and whatever he does. The former PM have even lied about affairs and other misconduct in his time as a high ranking official. So, it’s really endearing that he speaks of it this way in 2023.
Also, he is blaming the building and Downing Street No. 10 for breaching the rules. He says it’s the atmosphere and the building that was sort of a reason to breach the rules. While that is not the case. He shouldn’t have thrown the parties and been a socialite in the middle of the pandemic. When everything was illegal and was proper guidelines to social distance. It wasn’t just the two-meter rules, but several others, which had implications on ordinary life. So, the former PM should know better and cannot blame his former house or workplace.
Third, the former PM cannot blame his misgivings on advice from his advisors. He is acting like a man with no agency. Like the former PM couldn’t think or act without having a prior thumbs up from an adviser. That just sounds foolish and stupid. A man of age and has been an adult for a while. The Former PM has a working mind and spirit, so he should be able to have agency. Unless his wife has to get control of the daily life and he needs a guardian. If so, maybe he shouldn’t vie to become MP again or stand for office. If he cannot take responsibility for his own actions like a man… seriously. This is just insulting everyone’s intelligence…
Enough nonsense and rubbish in one day. Peace.