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Yorkshire Party leader calls for Boris Johnson to resign

The leader of the Yorkshire Party is calling on the prime minister following Sue Gray’s partygate report.

The leader of the Yorkshire Party is calling for the prime minister to resign following the release of the partygate report.

Senior civil servant, Sue Gray, released her much-anticipated report into alleged gatherings in Downing Street during pandemic restrictions yesterday, Monday 31 January.

The report listed 16 gatherings that took place in Downing Street and Whitehall between May 2020 and April 2021, during Covid-19 restrictions. London Metropolitan Police are investigating 12 of the 16 parties listed in the report.

Yorkshire Party leader Dr Bob Buxton is calling for Boris Johnson to resign.

The report published yesterday is not the full report. The full report may or may not be published after the Met conclude their investigation. The final report could stay secret after No 10 refuses to guarantee its disclosure.

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they will not release the names of those in attendance at the Downing Street and Whitehall gatherings.

Scotland Yard has also been accused of an “establishment stitch-up” by a Green Party peer, as the senior officer overseeing complaints about partygate is the brother of the health minister.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Bas Javid, the sibling of Sajid Javid, is the second-highest-ranking officer in the department that decided not to investigate the force’s handling of the gathering.

Green party peer, Jenny Jones told the Mirror: “Too many people this will look like stark corruption and with so many complaints coming in and the press reports, the Met must have known the reputational damage it was taking. It looks like an establishment stitch-up.”

The leader of the Yorkshire Party, Dr Bob Buxton, has also called for Boris Johnson to resign. Dr Buxton ran for West Yorkshire Mayor last year but only received 9.7% of the votes in the first round and was eliminated from the running.

In a statement put out by the Yorkshire Party, Dr Buxton, said: “The Sue Gray report confirms what we already knew: a failure of leadership at 10 Downing Street… Any MP who does not call for the prime minister to resign now is letting the country down.

“Frankly, any MP so derelict of their duty should also resign. The country deserves better than ‘yes men’, it deserves MPs who stand up for basic moral values, from all parties.”

He added: “While the Government is focused on justifying the unjustifiable, the cost-of-living crisis grows daily, with soaring household bills, especially energy bills. What is the Government’s response? Increasing National Insurance – a tax that hits the poorest hardest, just when they can least afford it.”

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