Sevenoaks Green Party Chair Paul Wharton has questioned local MP Laura Trott’s stance on the Partygate scandal.
With Boris Johnson being accused of lying to Parliament over parties held in 10 Downing Street while the country was in lockdown, the Green Party has said that it is past time for the Prime Minister to resign. Mr Wharton said,
“Boris Johnson’s desperate attempts to cling onto power are making a mockery of our democracy. The vast majority of people now think he should resign because of his shameful behaviour, and yet Ms Trott has been silent.
“His failure of leadership is not only damaging trust in public health measures, but is also allowing other very urgent issues to spiral out of control, including the cost of living, potential war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis.
“For the good of the country Johnson must go, and I find it deeply worrying that Laura Trott appears to be placing misguided party loyalty ahead of the interests of Sevenoaks and the nation.”
But the Green Party also warned that replacing the Prime Minister with another untrustworthy MP would not solve the problem.
“We should be under no illusion that just getting rid of Boris Johnson will fix the culture of hypocrisy and entitlement that has taken hold in our political system. I am worried that we will end up with one charlatan replacing another.
“Whoever is our next Prime Minister should be subject to rigorous scrutiny. They should not, like Boris Johnson and his colleagues, apparently see no problem in lying to the public and to other MPs.”
Chair, Sevenoaks Green Party