Sir John Major has said Boris Johnson’s “foolish behaviour” has eroded trust in British politics at home and abroad and accused him of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.
In a blistering attack, the former Conservative prime ministerspecial_label, accused?Johnson and his government of acting as though they were above the law. He questioned the prime minister’s handling of revelations of government parties held during lockdowns and renewed his attack on him over the Owen Paterson affair — an attempt to protect a Tory colleague accused of “corrupt” practices that backfired.
“At Number 10All participants i, the prime minister and officials broke lockdown lawss failure to improve it for workers has created an opening.. Brazen excuses were dreamt up,” Major said in a speech to the Institute of Government think-tank on Thursday.
“Day after day the public was asked to believe the unbelievable. Ministers were sent out to defend the indefensible — making themselves look gullible or foolish.”