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Boris Johnson will be fined over coronavirus lockdown parties

We followed the rules. My kids missed out on months of their education. We haven't left the country for two years and that doesn't look like a streak that will end any time soon for us. We followed the rules.

While remote working suites us, it was forced upon us and with it a lack of human interaction we're used to. We followed the rules. We didn't see family for months until we were allowed. We followed the rules. When we were allowed to meet, we never stretched the household/groups we met. We followed the rules.

We're in a fairly privileged situation where the pandemic made life hard, but not as hard it was for so many other families and yet, we followed the rules.

After keeping my family safe, the most important thought for me was to keep anyone around me safe. By wearing a mask. By keeping my distance. By doing what little I could to make it safer for everyone.

We were so far from 0 cases and time and time again, restrictions were imposed too late or lifted too early. Now we have to live with COVID.

The predictability of it all was maddening enough but this latest news has to be the last straw. Boris Johnson is indefensible. All those that have defended him before already have their reputations shred to pieces and anyone that tries to defend his law breaking should be ignored for eternity.

What they're saying: "Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public," opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer tweeted Tuesday. "They must both resign."

  • "The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better," he added.
  • Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, tweeted Tuesday that Parliament should be recalled from its Easter break to hold a no confidence vote against Johnson.

Boris Johnson has to resign. If he doesn't, his party needs to hold him accountable for his actions and force him out. If they don't, then what is the point of having rules anymore?

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