Both the Prime Minister and Chancellor should resign immediately, following the issuing of fine to the pair by police for attending an illegal party at Downing Street during lockdown, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will receive the fixed penalty notices after the gathering in the Cabinet Room in June 2020. Mr Johnson is the first serving UK Prime Minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law.
“It is now established both the Prime Minister and Chancellor have broken the law and the Ministerial Code,” said North Down MP Dr Farry.
“They set the rules and then subsequently broke them, at a time when they were asking everybody else to make huge sacrifices – missing births, funerals and basic human social interactions. The flippant nature of their responses since then has only compounded the hurt felt by many.
“Integrity in public life has to matter. Both the Prime Minister and Chancellor should resign from their positions immediately.”