AN Oxford MP has called for Boris Johnson to resign following Sue Gray’s report on parties that took place illegally at No 10 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Liberal democrat Layla Moran, who is the MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, said the Prime Minister’s actions have made her “furious”.

“Boris Johnson has lied to our parliament,” said Ms Moran. “He has driven a cart and horses through the ministerial code, treated our elected representatives with utter contempt, and his hollow apologies do little to mend the hurt he has caused.

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“Looking at photographs of the Prime Minister toasting fizz and surrounded by bottles of booze in Downing Street makes me furious.

“My constituents sacrificed so much to follow the rules that he set and he couldn’t be bothered to do the same.

“As with every time we have seen a development in this sorry saga, my thoughts today are with the bereaved families, those who couldn’t see their dying loved ones, and those who missed out on huge life moments because they did the right thing.

“The Prime Minister is taking these principled, honest people for fools.

“The police found he broke the rules, Sue Gray has made clear that he must bear responsibility, and the public showed they were furious with him by giving him a pasting at the ballot box earlier this month.

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“If the Prime Minister had a shred of decency, he would be coming to the House this afternoon to resign. Sadly, I don’t think he has the guts to do so.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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