The latest drinks party in the Downing Street garden reportedly attended by both Boris Johnson and his future wife Carrie Symonds when everyone else in the country was in strict lockdown, is absolutely typical of the double standards and hypocrisy of this government and Tory MPs.

It is truly remarkable that Tory MPs are apparently able to keep two seemingly contradictory ideas in their heads at the same time. On the one hand they have refused to wear masks in the House of Commons and complained about the way that Covid regulations constrain their “liberty” and limit their freedoms. Yet on the other hand they support Home Secretary Priti Patel’s draconian legislation that would greatly restrict peaceful protest and give the police greater powers.

So yet again the government are making clear that in their view, there is one rule for them and another for everyone else. That they are entitled and above the law. Freedom for them and restrictions for everybody else.

Their “freedoms” are what is important to them, the rest of us can go hang!  The whole unedifying Owen Paterson saga where Boris Johnson and his subservient Tory minions sought to control the whole judgement process on abuse of power to suit their own interests was absolutely typical.

The British people are growing to realise that frequently  Boris Johnson uses a convenient “crisis” to distract attention from his sleaze and corruption, often when Tory “freedoms” are seen as providing another way to further entitlement and wealth.

Another sleaze outbreak appears in the media and we then have to endure yet another lecture from Johnson from the lectern on why everyone must obey the rules, just to distract us  from his latest entitled debacle!

Andrew Milroy

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