Lockdown ‘party’ MPs ‘should follow Queen’s lead,’ says Mike Tindall
Sports fans across the country are letting Boris Johnson know how they feel with hostile songs and chants as the fallout from the No10 Christmas party rows continues.
Fans could be heard chanting ‘stand up if you hate Boris’ in unison during the 2022 World Darts Championship at a crowded Alexandra Palace in north London on Monday evening.
A fan in the crowd was seen holding a sign reading “all around Boris’ aftermath” – a reference to the rows of Christmas parties that continue to rumble.
Meanwhile, during the Premier League clash between Leeds United and Arsenal on Saturday, the stands were full of fans chanting ‘Boris Johnson is ac ** t’ repeatedly in videos shared on social media.
the video, which has been viewed over 750,000 times on Twitter, shows fans at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds clapping as they chant the explicit words in Leeds’ 4-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.
Fans of the World Darts Championship held in London on Monday night could be heard chanting “Stan up if you hate Boris” in unison days after football fans were heard chanting swear words
Fans could be heard singing the anti-Boris song at Alexandra Palace on Monday (pictured)
The anti-Boris sentiments come as pressure mounts against the PM following a string of scandals in recent weeks.
The latest crisis the government is facing is the backlash from a leaked photo that shows the Prime Minister and his wife Carrie seated at a table with two people while 13 others had bottles of alcohol nearby at a table and on the lawn on Friday May 15, 2020.
At the time – Friday, May 15, 2020 – only two people were allowed to socialize outside while being socially distanced.
Downing Street declined to apologize, insisting instead that it was not a social event, and claimed staff worked in the garden in the afternoons and evenings.
Those pictured apparently included some of Mr Johnson’s top teams, such as Senior Private Secretary Martin Reynolds, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Dominic Cummings.
This is the latest in a series of ‘partygate’ celebrations inside No 10, with Downing Street accused of hosting four parties which violated Covid restrictions last year.
Mr Johnson was forced to order a civil service investigation, but the official he chose to lead the investigation resigned after it emerged that a quiz was held in his own department which he was aware of and spoke to.
The Prime Minister suffered another hammer blow on Sunday after his ally Lord Frost drastically stepped down as Brexit minister providing for Covid restrictions and high taxes.
Downing Street is now accused of hosting five lockdown parties, including a quiz in which dozens of employees took part and which the Prime Minister helped organize on December 15 – three days before another Christmas party that marks the ‘under investigation.
Number 10 previously insisted that Downing Street was “often required to be in the office to work on the pandemic response” during various lockdowns, and therefore “those who were in the office for work may have attended virtually from their office ”.
But the Mirror said a message sent by No10’s human resources chief on quiz night advised those who had stayed to participate to “come out in the back” when they left.
Mr Johnson said an investigation would be conducted to investigate the allegations. But Cabinet Secretary Simon Case stepped down from his role as head of the investigation into a number of suspected rallies on Friday, after it emerged that a quiz had taken place in his own department he was in. current and to which he spoke.
MailOnline understands that an event took place on December 17 of last year, with an email sent to around 15 people in Mr. Case’s private office titled “Christmas Quiz”.
Whitehall heavy hitter Sue Gray was installed in her place to investigate three alleged rallies in Downing Street and the Department of Education in November and December last year, when the indoor mixing was forbidden.
The terms of what was then Mr. Case’s investigation indicated that it could be expanded to include any relevant allegations.
The damaging scandal was blamed for the Tories’ catastrophic loss in the North Shropshire by-election last Thursday.
Speaking to reporters on a visit to his Uxbridge constituency today, Mr Johnson insisted the public was more interested in other issues such as the coronavirus, and suggested that the media reporting anti-foreclosure parties had the Tories losing the North Shropshire by-election.
He told broadcasters “what people have heard is just a constant litany of things about politics and politicians and things that don’t concern them.”
The Tories suffered a humiliating defeat in the North Shropshire by-elections caused by Owen Paterson’s resignation amid the lobbying scandal and were beaten by the Lib Dems
The Lib Dems pulled off a 34 percentage point swing that wiped out Owen Paterson’s 23,000 advantage in the 2019 election and took the victory with nearly 6,000 votes.
The astonishing turnaround came despite the Tories fielding a candidate, Neil Shastri-Hurst, with good credentials who was seen to have a respectable track record.
Meanwhile, the Lib Dems offered Helen Morgan, a shrill Remainer, to fight for a seat that enthusiastically voted for Brexit in 2016.
The by-election cause was far from ideal, having been sparked by Owen Paterson’s resignation after Boris Johnson tried to save him from lobbying punishment.
Earlier this month, the Tories were fined £ 17,800 for a controversial donation that helped cover lavish renovations to the Prime Minister’s apartment in Downing Street.