Anum Qaisar MP calls for Boris Johnson to resign

SNP MP Anum Qaisar, has called on Boris Johnson to resign as pressure builds on the Prime Minister over his rule-breaking boozy lockdown parties in Downing St.


The MP for Airdrie and Shotts accused the Prime Minister of the ‘ultimate betrayal’ over parties happening in Downing Street while the public made massive sacrifices as they followed the rules put in place.


Polls released last week showed an overwhelming majority in support for his resignation, with nine in ten Scots believing he lied about allegations of parties occurring during lockdown.


A YouGov/Sky News poll found that - excluding 'don't knows' - 67% of people across the UK believe Boris Johnson should resign. In Scotland, the number of people that think Johnson should resign rises to 79% - with only 21% thinking he should stay on.


A separate Savanta ComRes survey revealed that 73% of people - excluding 'don't knows' - across the UK think Johnson should resign, as well as 42% of Tory voters in 2019.


Commenting Anum Qaisar said:


“People here in Airdrie and Shotts are rightly furious that while they were diligently following the rules, Boris Johnson and his chums were having boozy parties in Downing Street."


“This was the ultimate betrayal. People made massive sacrifices to defeat the virus, many died or watched loved ones die without being able to be next to them. They won’t forgive or forget."


“There cannot be one rule for the Tories and another for the rest of us. The Prime Minister has demonstrated he is completely unfit for public office."


“No one is believing his desperate excuses either, how could the man responsible for making the rules not know what was allowed and what wasn’t? He has lost any and all credibility."


“The public now overwhelmingly support his removal from Downing Street and no amount of spin will change that."


“He must resign immediately. If he doesn’t have the decency and integrity to do that then Tory MPs have a duty to remove him from office without further delay.”