Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have lied

As Boris stated back a week last Monday in his response to the Sue Gray report

“this Leader of the Opposition, a former Director of Public Prosecutions—although he spent most of his time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile”

and later on in the same week Michael Gove was asked whether the prime minister had anything to apologise for, Mr Gove said: “No”. Both of them were focusing on calls by people who are clearly trying to criticise and indeed attack Keir Starmer. As took place on Monday evening. Thankfully there are many Conservatives who are very offended by this approach and as we can read there are some that have spoken out in opposition to these lies.

Dominic Grieve said: “I was Attorney General when Keir Starmer was director of public prosecutions, and everyone knew Jimmy Savile was not his responsibility, and when the PM tells a whopping lie that’s put out by fascist right-wing websites, that’s a disgraceful thing to do.” and Amber Rudd said “I thought that was a disgraceful thing to say, and I think you’re absolutely right that there are a lot of Conservative MPs to whom that was a step too far and are thinking that he can’t reform if he’s going to carry on behaving like that.“That is a Trumpian response to try and deflect from himself and use something so outrageous that people will talk about that rather than the big issue.”

We clearly need Johnson and Gove to admit they lied and that Keir Starmer did not do anything wrong and indeed he publicly apologised for the failings within the system which involved many other people. For him to have the honesty to admit that the system had failed while he was involved in it, would suggest that all of the Government should apologise for the dishonest responses over the last two years as it was clearly the Prime Minister who was personally involved in it.

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