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Catherine Marsal on Boris Johnson: Almost every other prime minister has resigned

I had to look through my calendar and among the photos in my phone to see what I did on May 20, 2020. My husband had planted a new field of potatoes in an effort to quell panic over food shortages in stores. By May 20, plants began to appear.

Then I spoke in the evening For two hours on a video link with one of my best friends. He lives in West London but on May 20, 2020, we haven’t met in over two months. A few days ago it was legal to meet someone from another house in the open air, but the fact that I was going to take the train to him for a walk didn’t seem to shock any of us.

Such a thing seemed unimaginable.

“It is very good to talk to you,” I apparently wrote after hanging up. With several exclamation points after. We all desperately needed human contact that spring. Everyone was alone. At the local stadium, they took down swings.

Children were not even allowed to swing.

At the local stadium, they took down swings. Children were not even allowed to swing.

This is the context of the reason Boris Johnson is now behind on his post as Prime Minister. On May 20, 2020, when most people in the country had just been allowed to go for more than a daily walk, Martin Reynolds, a close aide to the prime minister, emailed 100 government employees inviting them to drink alcohol in the prime minister’s garden. Minister’s residence.

Protesters outside Parliament in London on Wednesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson is questioned about the garden party in his garden in May 2020.

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz / NurPhoto / Shutterstock

Boris Johnson acknowledged that this is true. He was the same at the event. The investigation will decide whether it should be called a “party” and whether it was a violation of the Lockdown Act. Boris Johnson wants to wait for this investigation.

Almost any other prime minister has already resigned.

More than 17,000 people have been fined For breaches of lockdown laws in England and Wales in the spring of 2020. Four people who sat in a garden and grilled on a disposable grill in May had to pay the equivalent of 30,000 crowns in fines.

In the British Parliament on Wednesday, the most frightening thing for Boris Johnson was not the opposition’s demand to resign, but the silence in his Conservative seats.

In the British Parliament on Wednesday, the most frightening thing for Boris Johnson was not the opposition’s demand to resign, but the silence in his Conservative seats. In most cases, these members are knocking, yelling, or at least mumbling with their support.

not now.

At the same time, the prevalence of infection is declining. It appears that many restrictions were lifted at the end of January. But what should be Boris Johnson’s political success may in fact be his downfall.

If Britain is now on its way out of the great pandemic, an open party leadership battle in the Conservative Party is suddenly possible too.

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