A former advisor to Theresa May and Boris Johnson has said the Prime Minister must answer the question of what happened on 20 May 2020 if he has “any chance of surviving.”
Peter Cardwell told Sky News that the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer only needs to ask the same questions six times at PMQs, he said, “Prime Minister, did you attend the party on 20 May 2020, yes or no?”
Cardwell said that Johnson does not have much of a defence as to whether he attended a party in his garden or not.
The former advisor said, “If he says yes, it would appear that he broke the rules and he has lied.
“If he says no, there are lots of witnesses who say he was there.”
Johnson has “made a career out of getting out of sticky situations,” but he “cannot dodge this one.”
Cardwell said Johnson is hanging on for now, however “The vultures are circling but there’s no-one really sticking the knife in just yet.”
Sky News reported that No.10 parties was not mentioned at the last Cabinet meeting ans Alastair Campbell the former Downing Street director of communicaitons blasted, if this is true then “they really are an utterly spineless craven bunch.”
He told Kay Burley, “This is something that is affecting the good governance of the country and that is something the Cabinet should address.”
Burley asked Campbell what he would advise Johnson, he said it would be best “to stand there at the despatch box and tell the truth.”
But, the Prime Minister is in a very difficult position because if he does fess up then he is “almost certainly going to have to admit that he broke the laws that he brought in and that he told the entire country we have to live by.”
Campbell added, “I don’t think he’s capable of doing it.”