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Judge Boris Johnson on file not Covid rules – Yorkshire Post Letters

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Should Boris Johnson resign from Downing Street parties in lockdown?

I’m intrigued by this one-size-fits-all principle that seems so obvious at first glance, but is it really the overriding principle in our society?

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We have a whole series of rules that apply to people under 18 and do not apply to older people.

Should Boris Johnson resign from Downing Street parties in lockdown?

We have another set that applies to drivers on our roads, which emergency services do not always have to comply with. There are many others who are all very sensible and pragmatic.

Regarding the current scandal, it is clear that lockdown rules have been broken at 10 Downing Street and there are many calls for the Prime Minister to resign.

Mmm, so if this is a rule for all, does that mean everyone found to have broken Covid rules in the past must now resign? I guess the police have said in the past that they will not retrospectively investigate breaches of the lockdown by the public, so are we saying we want a different rule for the government?

This high moral level that we have all been encouraged to climb seems rather precarious.

Should Boris Johnson resign from Downing Street parties in lockdown?

We all know from our daily lives what we see happening in our cities and streets. We know there must be millions of people who pay no heed to rules and guidelines, just as we know most drivers go over the speed limit every day, but they get away with it and certainly do not lose their jobs. Yes, we expect better from our politicians, but I am a floating voter, I prefer to judge a government at the end of its mandate on what it has achieved and on the circumstances that prevailed.

So far I note the £400bn spent on protecting jobs, the early investment in vaccine development and then deployment, the £800m being given to West Yorkshire’s integrated transport strategy, similarly the £500 million being granted to South Yorkshire, the £38 million granted to the Borough of Scarborough under the Towns Fund scheme.

These are colossal sums the likes of which we have never seen before by any government. And, the right wing Tories don’t approve, which is why Boris Johnson has to bulldoze his way through despite all those stabs in the back. Be careful what you wish for, I say.

From: Terence Hammond, Woolgreaves Drive, Sandal, Wakefield.

FINALLY, the vast majority who elected Boris Johnson to power realized that at the end of the day he is, like those old enough to remember the classic reprimand administered by the superb Robin Day to John Nott ( and I quote) “Why should people believe you, a passerby here today and, if I may say so, a missing politician tomorrow?” That’s what Mr Johnson will be, if not soon but much sooner than ‘t he himself envisioned it, made by his own self-aggrandizing deceitful hand.

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