Boris Johnson has apologized – now he should go ahead and keep his promises

Now let’s get to the real problems

ONLY four days ago, Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised Boris Johnson for his courageous leadership and said he will “go down in history” for his unwavering support for Ukraine.

Yesterday Boris earned another historic first – as the only prime minister to break the law while in office.

Like his leader, Mr. Sunak has rightly agreed to roll up his sleeves and intervene


Like his leader, Mr. Sunak has rightly agreed to roll up his sleeves and intervenePhoto credit: AFP

No one should doubt that lockdown-Breaching parties at No 10 disgusted the nation.

pictures of the Queen sitting alone at her husband’s funeral spoke for any grieving relative who was denied a chance to say a proper goodbye as the booze poured in Downing St.

Anger over this still lingers, which is why Mr Johnson has rightly taken time away from the war effort to apologize again. It was on his watch. His responsibility.

But how serious was the offense that detectives now deem worthy of ensuring the Prime Minister’s name is on the police national computer?

I've come up short but my priority is tackling Brits' problems, PM says
Inside 9min long No10 'Birthday Party' with no cake and unopened warm beer

A few weeks after escaping the intensive care unit, Boris’ wife and employees wanted to celebrate his 56th birthday.

During work, they spent less than ten minutes on it. Someone took a snap that later turned out to be “incriminating.”

Marks and Spencer’s munchies turned into a crime scene.

As one staffer put it: “The guy almost died. It was hardly a party.”

Nor the metropolitan police They can always be counted on to overreact during any of their hugely expensive, lengthy, and politically motivated investigations.

The officials could have packed up party gate and waived all fines at once.

Instead, for weeks we’re faced with more cops dishing out stiff penalties to justify their investigations – a huge, unwelcome distraction.

Tory MPs, meanwhile, are in no mood to abandon their wartime leader for some chocolate mini buns and a chorus of happy birthdays.

Demands for the prime minister’s resignation remain limited to his political enemies. Lucky Boris also saw his fine surface during the parliamentary recess and helped him escape a normally feverish Westminster atmosphere.

Chancellor is less fortunate Rishi Sunak — seemingly tempted to quit after being beaten for days over his tax matters before being declared a lawbreaker for checking in with the boss. Like his leader, Mr. Sunak has rightly agreed to roll up his sleeves and intervene.

While they broke the lockdown rules they created, we need to exercise a sense of proportion. This is not a mistake worthy of Britain losing both its Prime Minister and Chancellor.

Boris paid the fine, apologized and said voters had the right to expect better. Now that the covid threat has receded, he should go ahead and make good on that promise.

Boris Johnson & Rishi Sunak pay Partygate fines and apologize

support Ukraine during the biggest European military crisis since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

And fight for those who are struggling with the biggest cost-of-living crisis of our lives. Boris Johnson has apologized – now he should go ahead and keep his promises

Bobby Allyn

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