Quotes about Boris Johnson

It’s not enough to apologise when you’ve done something as serious as that. In that particular position you must resign

I think the key point is that if a Prime Minister does something as serious as misleading the House of Commons, he stood up and said that there had been no parties in Downing Street, he hadn’t attended parties in Downing Street, he claimed to be outraged by other people attending parties in Downing Street, he accepted the resignation from Allegra Stratton, he accepted the resignation from Matt Hancock, and actually claimed that he pushed him to resign for breaking guidance, not even the laws.

This is a Prime Minister, this is not an ordinary person, and the responsibilities of a Prime Minister in the House of Commons are quite beyond those of an ordinary person. Because it’s fundamental to our democracy that a Prime Minister standing at the despatch box does not mislead Parliament.

Other ministers have often resigned for inadvertently misleading Parliament. Amber Rudd for example, the Home Secretary, very recently resigned over the Windrush Affair for inadvertently misleading Parliament.

It’s not enough to apologise when you’ve done something as serious as that. In that particular position you must resign.

20 April 2022 – Rory Stewart, Conservative MP from 2010 to 2019, served as Minister for the Environment, Minister of State for International Development, Minister of State for Africa, Minister of State for Prisons and Secretary of State for International Development