Today should have been a moment for contrition and remorse, but the Prime Minister was too intent on defending himself to recognise the depth of pain his culture of partying has caused those who suffered and sacrificed. For nearly two hours he obfuscated and indulged in self-absorbed praise for his time in office, in the Commons today.
It is clear that the Prime Minister has no insight into his own conduct, and no understanding of the meaning of ‘sorry’. A reorganisation of No.10 and the Cabinet Office will not address the culture that ensues under his leadership, one which believes is above the people and above the law. Sue Gray’s report also highlighted a culture of bullying, where staff felt unable to raise their concerns about the Prime Minister’s conduct and that of his office.
Each day he runs from the truth, damages our country; he must resign.
Today I asked the Prime Minister who was paying for these investigations and his legal advice. The tax payer is clearly paying for the investigations, but what about his legal fees? He refused to answer.