After what seems like forever, Boris Johnson has resigned as prime minister and will only remain until the Autumn.
After Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit, and dozens of other ministers followed, it felt like it was only a matter of time before Boris accepted the consequences of his actions during the past two years.
The strict lockdown laws of the earlier Covid waves were essential for us to get through those tough times, but they weren’t practised by those who preached them.
In April this year, the Prime Minister was fined for breaking the lockdown rules he set out for the UK. It was made known that he had a celebration for his birthday in June 2020 – which was followed by Sue Gray claiming there were a series of social events that broke the same rules.
These allegations were constantly denied by the Prime Minister – eventually Boris accepted his mistakes and apologised for attending a ‘bring your own booze’ gathering.
After the hypocrisy of the government over the past two years, the PM’s downfall and Cabinet resignations were considered long overdue by many. We saw a drastic rise in taxes and living costs which the government did not control, and we watched as they did nothing to help people who were struggling more and more each day.
Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer has shared many thoughts over Twitter, but has he himself given us something to believe in?
Whether you support the Tory government or not, it is hard to look past the profound loss of trust caused by two years of lies and false promises, two years where people haven’t felt valued or included by those in power.