Laughing at us! Bolton locals voice concern as Boris loses support of Red Wall voters

Boris Johnson: Bolton residents share concerns

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Positive sentiment towards Boris Johnson seemed to have dwindled across Bolton as members of the public spoke of their upset towards him over his actions at 10 Downing street through the lockdown. The Bolton area turned to the Conservatives in the 2019 general election after decades as a Labour hold. Members of the public were asked if they would vote for Mr Johnson again to be Prime Minister despite the ongoing partygate allegations facing Mr Johnson and the Conservative Party.

One woman told Channel 4 News: “You would expect better from children.”

Another woman said: “You hear this and you feel foolish, I feel like I’ve been a bit of an idiot, although I know I haven’t.

“But you just think you’re turning around and telling us that we need to do this, you can’t go out, you can’t see you’re friends, you cant mix with more than six people outside in your garden.

“And he’s got, I don’t know how many outside in his, you just think you’re hypocritical and you’ve lost all credibility.”

JUST IN: ‘Disaster!’ Kamala Harris blasted in ferocious tweet as Biden ‘playing identity politics’

Another member of the public added: “Absolutely disgusted, we’ve done our best.

“We’ve helped people and things like that, and he’s partying.”

A woman said: “It feels like he’s laughing at us and he’s doing what the hell he wants, and we’re being laughed at, and in our sort of job, it’s no joke.

“What we’ve seen and what we’ve gone through, it’s been hard and it’s been upsetting with the people that we’ve lost. Horrible!”

Boris Johnson pledges support to Ukraine amid invasion fears

When asked by journalist Clare Fallon if they would still vote for Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister, one member of the public said: “Well, who else is there?”

Another man said: “Well, this is the problem, he’s the best of a bad bunch I think.

And another local added: “I know he’s a bit of a character but I think that’s what makes him who he is.

“And I think some people like it, some people don’t, like Marmite.”

A woman said: “Children will follow the rules, but unfortunately we seem to e having the hierarchy that seems to be exempt from the rules, even though they make the rules.”

DON’T MISS:

Council sparks fury as locals told not to swim with ‘mouths open’ after sewage dumps
Hundreds of thousands of furious Britons sign petition demanding Gray report in FULL
Trade with EU collapsed! German press mocks Brexit Britain as Boris hails ‘small victory’

The 12-page summary drawn up by Civil Servant Sue Gray was released on Monday.

Ms Gray said: “Some of the events should not have been allowed to take place. Other events should not have been allowed to develop as they did.”

MPs from both Labour and Conservative Parties have been calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Conservative MP for Waveney in Suffolk, Peter Aldous said: “After a great deal of soul-searching, I have reached the conclusion that the prime minister should resign.

“It is clear that he has no intention of doing so.

“I have never taken such action before and had hoped that I would not be put in such an invidious position.”

Keir Starmer said: I’ve spoken to so many people who say to me ‘look, Keir, I felt guilty that I followed the rules because I should have done this for my dad and I didn’t, I should have done that for my elderly parent and I didn’t because I followed the rules – and now I feel like a mug because the Prime Minister broke the rules and he’s pretending that he didn’t.

“I think that emotion is very important.”

“I think one of the features of this particular set of circumstances not only did the Prime Minister and others break the rules, but they’ve taken the country for fools by insulting our intelligence in the cover-up that’s gone on since.”

Source: Read Full Article