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To: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
The public should not have to pay for Boris Johnson's legal fees
This country's taxpayers should not be footing the bill for Johnson defending his lies over party gate! He should be made to pay his own legal bills, he's made enough from speeches he's given since leaving Downing Street.
Why is this important?
While people up and down the country followed the rules, made sacrifices and lost loved ones Boris Johnson held parties - and then lied about it. I don't want a penny of the tax I pay on my NHS wage to be spent defending a wealthy former Prime Minister who broke Covid lockdown rules while my colleagues were risking their lives. And right now so many Brits can't afford to eat or heat their homes, they do not need another expense.
Most of us were brought up to believe that when we were found to be telling a lie, it was important to accept responsibility and apologise. Boris seems to have been brought up to say if you're caught with your pants on fire, you lie, lie and lie again! There is no shame at all.
No one in Whitehall - or outside of it - seriously believes that Johnson is innocent of misleading parliament. His colleagues in the Conservative Party should tell him to stand up, admit fault and accept his punishment. Instead they're approving him using our money to try and weasel out of it.