The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said on Sunday that the Prime Minister has “lost the authority to lead” the country.
This comes after a series of scandals and revelations that Downing Street held parties last year at the time England was in lockdown.
The Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme, that Johnson is “the worst possible leader at the worst possible time” following pictures of him taking part in a quiz at No.10 last year.
Sir Keir was asked whether he should resign, he said, “I wish I could snap my finger and get him to resign, but he won’t.”
The Labour leader told Marr that Plan B measures need to be put in place on Thursday, and that Labour will vote in the public interest.
He added that the Prime Minister “can’t even get through to his own party” as Johnson faces the biggest Tory rebellion to date.
“Labour will show the leadership he is failing to show,” Sir Keir said.
Sir Keir Starmer has said his party will support Plan B measures being introduced next week in Parliament.
He said, “Obviously, we’re being urged to vote against them – because there’s a rebellion on the government side.
“But in this pandemic we have always put the public interest and public health first and that’s what we’ll do next week in supporting these measures.”
“I think that’s the wrong thing to do in a pandemic because it’s very important the Labour Party acts in the national interest,” he added.
“Having listened to the medical advisors, I am convinced that in the national interest we should support these measures, and therefore that’s what we will do.”
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