raptor9 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:59 pm
Innocent until proved guilty. The backbone of English law.. If found guilty, then fine. They should of course take the consequences. Until then,I , and respectfully you, should keep an open mind.
True enough - but 'guilty v innocent' in the eyes of the law is not the primary concern here, as evidenced by the fact that nobody is holding their breath to see what the Metropolitan Police do next, if anyhting at all, let alone what conclusions they may (or may not) come to further down the line. Governments, MPs and prime minsiters answer to the court of public opinion as to whether their actions/behaviour is, firt and foremost, morally
acceptable; and in the case of the Blonde Bombshell, he has a proven track record of actions/behaviour, in both his professional and private life, that paint him as a man who is utterly morally bankrupt and devoid of any personal ethical code.
The fact that a) he refused to answer a reporter's question as to whether or not he attended the drinkipoos soiree on 20/5/20 and b) smiled about it in doing so - I was reminded of Barry Davies's Match of the Day line about the great Francis Lee: 'Look at his face! Just look
at his face!' - will, I think, come to haunt him as an increasing number of Tory MPs and grandees listen to their constituents, decide 'enough is enough' and start plotting to replace him as an embarrasment at best, a political liability at worst. It will take just one senior (Cabinet) member to publicly turn on him and make clear that his behaviour is unacceptable, and the whole house of cards will collapse. Whether it is due to his actually attending this (and other) Downing Street parties during Lochdown, or whether it is because he is deemed to have misled Parliament with mock indignation ('I am apalled...') at the actions of others which, surprise surprise, he knew nothing about, the only action left to him will be to act quickly enough to call an early/snap election before his Tory brethren get a chance to bury their knives in his back - as is the Tory way of doing things.