Many constituents have contacted me about the shameful reports of No10 parties and breaching lockdown rules. They are rightly incredibly angry. I share your anger and outrage. I understand the pain many of you in Cardiff North still carry as you followed the rules when your loved ones fell ill, often meaning they tragically passed away alone. And while people across the country continued to make huge sacrifices, sometimes never seeing their loved ones again, the Prime Minister and Downing Street staff broke the rules repeatedly and had several parties.
They’ve lied to us. They’ve laughed at us. They’ve joked about covering it up. This deceit is unforgivable and the British public have had enough. Today the Prime Minister was forced to admit what we already knew. His forced apology and denial he knew he attended a party are nothing short of insulting to all those who suffered unimaginable loss and loneliness.
As my constituent put it, the Prime Minister hasn’t been caught cheating his way to the front of the tuck shop queue at Eton. These breaches are serious and this recklessness costs lives. And yet he’s been in hiding for days, failing to answer basic questions to which we deserve truthful answers.
The Prime Minister and his government may think that the rules don’t apply to them, but the Labour Party will continue to hold them to account. This is a message to the Prime Minister on behalf of Cardiff North. We cannot go on with a Prime Minister who is socially distanced from the truth and treats us all with contempt. Your position is no longer tenable. Your party is full of liars and con-artists and you’re the biggest of them all.