Boris Johnson was right to remind Keir Starmer he was a nodding dog for Jeremy Corbyn, says Dan Wootton
Another never-ending nasal gazing session in Parliament as a host of opposition MPs line up to bash the Prime Minister over partygate
mIt felt like Groundhog Day, didn’t it?
Another never-ending nasal gazing session in Parliament as a host of opposition MPs line up to bash the Prime Minister over Partygate.
Look, I was angry about Partygate for all of five minutes about four months ago.
Of course, those at Number 10 making the abhorrent and inhumane lockdown laws shouldn’t have been breaking them.
The rules were an ass and there should now be amnesty on all Covid fines.
But I’m sorry, this is now nothing more than a highly politicised mainstream media and Labour/Lib Dem/SNP stitch up to force a democratically elected and highly successful Prime Minister from office.
Think of everything going on in the world.
A European war.
A once-in-a-generation cost of living crisis.
The recovery from an unprecedented modern pandemic exacerbated by never-ending lockdowns.
Constant attacks on Britain’s history and the explosion of cancel culture.
But opposition MPs – and some Tories, it has to be said – will use Parliament to wage this phoney war, to hell with the consequences to the country.
To hell with the consequences for Ukraine, too.
Putin would delight in a damaging and destabilising Tory leadership election contest involving half the cabinet and dragging on for months.
At some point we’ve got to draw a line under this and accept Boris Johnson’s apology as genuine.
I certainly thought he was in the House this evening.
Boris then moved on to talk about the important issues of Ukraine and energy independence.
But when Keir Starmer responded there was not one word of anything other than partygate.
Keir Starmer doesn’t care about what’s best for the country. He cares about politics and nothing more.
Boris was right to remind Keir Starmer he was previously a nodding dog for Jeremy Corbyn.
I accept the Prime Minister’s apology - a fixed penalty notice is the equivalent of a speeding fine.
He accepted a damn birthday cake from his colleagues in a working bubble, for God’s sake.
For the good of the country, we must now move on from partygate.