Lib Dems call for Boris Johnson to resign

By Victoria Charleston, Jul 06, 2022 4:07

Victoria Charleston, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Salisbury and South Wiltshire, has reiterated her calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the spate of Government resignations in the last 24 hours.


The Prime Minister has lost the support of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid after the handling of the Chris Pincher case. Rishi Sunak stated in a Tweet that ‘these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.” Both resignations have prompted fresh calls for Boris Johnson to resign amidst criticism of his handling of standards in public life. 

Cllr Victoria Charleston commented: 

“Boris Johnson must resign. His position is beyond untenable. He should have resigned months ago. 

We are watching this Conservative Government fall apart. All whilst we are in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis that is piling misery onto people across Salisbury and our villages. This cannot go on any longer.

The fiasco with Chris Pincher is simply latest shocking example of Conservative complete incompetence. There must be no more cover ups or excuses. I cannot see how the Prime Minister comes back after these resignations. This must be the beginning of the end for Boris Johnson. His authority has been shattered. He is a dead man walking. 

Conservative MPs in the West Country must step up and follow suit. If they had any backbone, they would call for Boris Johnson to resign.

It's also important not to give any credit to those who have resigned. They have propped up a disgraced leader for far too long, while the massive challenges that we as a country face have been neglected. The Conservative's stables need clearing out.

As to Mr Glen's specific resignation, it's laudable to see him join his dozens of colleagues in finally doing the right thing. Many, myself included, across Salisbury have urged him for months to push for the Prime Minister's resignation and stop supporting Johnson - particularly over the partygate scandal.”

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