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Tim Farron MP reacts to Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister

July 11, 2022 9:28 AM
Originally published by Tim Farron to the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Cumbrian Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: "Boris Johnson's lasting legacy as Prime Minister is that he has lowered the standards of public life so much that they are now in the sewer. But he didn't do it all on his own.

"Day after day, Conservative MPs have defended and promoted Boris Johnson's serial dishonesty.

"Conservative MPs stood by him when he mocked people in Cumbria and across the country when he broke the lockdown rules that he thought we should all abide by but that he felt he didn't need to.

"Millions of people are struggling with the cost of living who desperately need the Government to help them and yet for the past seven months they've seen Conservative MPs spending all their time and energy on covering up scandals and throwing our politics into chaos.

"The British public will not forget the role that Conservative MPs have played in letting Boris Johnson get away with his dishonesty for so long.

"We would not accept this sort of behaviour for example from a head teacher, a business leader or a chair of parish council, yet Conservative MPs appear to be happy for him to stay on until Autumn. They are completely out of touch with what British people feel is right and decent."