Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has reiterated her calls for Boris Johnson to resign after Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid resigned after the handling of the Chris Pincher case. Rishi Sunak stated in a Tweet that ‘these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.” Both resignations have prompted fresh calls for Boris Johnson to resign amidst criticism of his handling of standards in public life.
A sign of Boris Johnson's shattered authority. He must go. https://t.co/VlZwbxk79B— Wera Hobhouse MP 🔶 🇺🇦 (@Wera_Hobhouse) July 5, 2022
Wera Hobhouse MP commented:
"Boris Johnson must resign. His position has become untenable. Let's face it, he should have resigned months ago.
“Right before us we are watching this Conservative Government fall apart. All whilst we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis that is piling misery onto millions of people. This cannot go on any longer.
"The latest shambles with Chris Pincher is just the latest shocking example of the Conservatives complete incompetence. There must be no more cover ups or excuses. I cannot see how the Prime Minister comes back after these resignations. This must be the beginning of the end for Boris Johnson. His authority has been shattered. He is a dead man walking.
“Conservative MPs in the West Country must step up and follow suit. If they had any backbone, they would call for Boris Johnson to resign.”
"It's also important not to give any credit to those who have resigned. They have propped up a disgraced leader for far too long, while the massive challenges that we as a country face have been neglected. The Conservative's stables need clearing out.”