The SNP’s Westminster leader has demanded that Boris Johnson takes the “only right and moral” step and resigns, as outrage continues to build over Number 10 hosting a Christmas party during lockdown last year.
At PMQs, Ian Blackford warned that the country faced a “challenging moment in this pandemic” and that when “trust in leadership is a matter of life and death… the Prime Minister is responsible for losing the trust of the people.”
Commenting, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“We are standing on the cliff edge of yet another challenging moment in this pandemic – with Omicron cases rising at a rapid rate.
“Over the coming weeks, tough decisions will again have to be made to save lives and protect our NHS.
“Trust in leadership is a matter of life and death.
“However, Downing Street wilfully broke the rules and mocked the sacrifices we have all made, shattering the public’s trust.
“The Prime Minister is responsible for losing the trust of the people.
“People across this country have followed the rules even when it meant missing friends and family, missing births, missing funerals – missing the chance to be beside a loved one in their dying moments.
“He can no longer lead on the most pressing issue facing the country.
“The Prime Minister has a duty – the only right and moral choice left to him, is for his resignation.”