Host Tina Daheely made the awkward decision to cut short her conversation with little Gethin from Wales after he said prison time was the correct punishment for Boris Johnson following the partygate scandal. Allies of Boris Johnson have pleaded for him to be given more time as Tory MPs plotted to remove him from No 10 over the partygate row. A group of Tories who won their seats in Mr Johnson’s 2019 election landslide appear to have lost faith in the Prime Minister, after he admitted attending a “bring your own booze” event in the Downing Street garden during England’s first coronavirus lockdown.
During a discussion on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show about how children interpret and follow COVID-19 rules, Gethin said him and his mum had discussed at length the rights and wrongs of the rule busting parties held at No10 during the height of lockdown.
He told the show that after much deliberation, he felt the Prime Minister has broken his own rules on socialising and should walk.
Gethin said: “He made the rule that everyone shouldn’t be out and not socialise.
“And everyone listened, except Boris Johnson!”
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He went on to express his shock that Mr Johnson had done this despite being “the one that made the rule”.
Asked what he think should now happen to the Prime Minister, Gethin revealed he had discussed possible outcomes with his mum while in the car.
He said: “Me and my mam was talking in the car, listening to the radio…
“And we said maybe he could go to jail!”
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The parties, branded ‘partygate’, are now being investigated by senior civil servant Sue Gray, her report is expected to be released on Friday.
It comes as Bury South MP Christian Wakeford became the first Conservative MP to defect to Labour since 2007 after ditching the Tories amid his fury at the Downing Street parties. He joined the opposition benches to face down Mr Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
But the incident was only the first of PMQs before former Johnson ally and Tory veteran David Davis quoted Oliver Cromwell as he said “in the name of God, go!” to the Prime Minister.
The pressure has been compounded by fears of a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister as furious Tory MPs are believed to be conspiring to take him down and reach the required 54 letters to launch a leadership race.