Should Boris Johnson resign or stay - ManchesterWorld readers split on fate of under-pressure prime minister

ManchesterWorld readers are split on what they think should happen to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he attended a party in Downing Street in May 2020 when there was a lockdown.

Our readers are split down the middle over the notion Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign if he attended a party in the garden of Downing Street on May 20, 2020.

A few hours before the party was due to take place then Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, MP told the English public they could only meet with one person from outside their household in a park or other outdoors location.

The party, in the Downing Street garden, was attended by up to 30 people, including Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and wife, Carrie.

At PMQs on Wednesday, the PM finally issued an apology - but has repeatedly stated he followed the Covid rules that were in place at the time.

Dozens of readers commented on our Facebook page to share their views ahead of the Commons session.

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What are readers saying?

“Who would replace him if he did? The whole system needs a shake up. The majority are privileged over paid heartless fools,” said ManchesterWorld reader, Beverley.

Fellow reader, Scott said: “He won’t resign. You have to have a conscience and have shame, to do something like that, which Boris does not.”

One reader called Anita showed leniency for the under fire prime minister.

“No. It’s been a nightmare two years , how do we know that anyone else would have coped any better? I certainly haven’t got any confidence in any members of the Labour Party, especially while Angela Rayner and Kier Starmer are still in it,” Anita concluded.