A senior Greenwich Tory councillor has called for Boris Johnson to go after the Prime Minister admitted attending a gathering in Downing Street.
Cllr Matt Clare (Conservative – Eltham South) stated it was a “pathetic non apology” and “an insult to everyone who made massive sacrifices”:
Johnson has long denied attending a gathering for until a leaked email revealed one was held. It happened days after an order was made that people could not meet more than one person outside, and some were fined for doing so.
Amidst jeers and laughter in the Commons, Johnson now states he did attend.
Will other Tories in Greenwich and neighbouring Bexley join the calls to go?
Shaun Bailey has stepped down from two panels on the Greater London Assembly but has not given up his £58k a year income.
Johnson is now holding on amid turmoil in his own party and requesting people wait for a report. Given previous reports have had his own people conducting them (who were also found to attend gatherings that would have seen your average citizen fined) this is unlikely to gain much credibility.