Oonagh Keating. Updated April 13th, 2022
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Carrie Johnson were among the latest batch of Covid lawbreakers to be issued with fixed penalties of £50 for partying during lockdown.
Boris Johnson is the first sitting prime minister to be judged guilty of a crime
Sunak the first Chancellor to be fined
Carrie the first PM’s wife to be fined
Downing Street is a crime scene#Partygate
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) April 12, 2022
Everyone must be really surprised that someone who got sacked twice for lying, lied to The Queen, cheated on his first wife with his second, cheated on his second wife with Jennifer Arcuri then his future third wife, would break his own rules.#Partygate
— Parody Boris (@Parody_PM) April 12, 2022
I’ve told Boris Johnson that checkout time is 11am and that he can take his wallpaper with him. #Partygate
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) April 12, 2022
If Boris Johnson doesn’t resign, I demand that all other parties step down from fighting the Uxbridge & South Ruislip seat at the next general election, so he is always known as the Prime Minister who lost to Count Binface. It’s time to take out the trash. #PartyGate #BinBoris #
— Count Binface (@CountBinface) April 12, 2022
“This will be the final nail in the coffin!” -Someone who assumes that coffins require upwards of 7000 nails. It’s more nail than coffin right now.
— Bethany Black twitch.tv/beffernieblack (@BeffernieBlack) April 12, 2022
For hours after the announcement, there was a deafening silence from the social media accounts of Tory cabinet members, but then one brave soul put his head above the parapet and posted this tweet.
Of course, we’re all glad that Derry Girls is back, but …
— Stephen Davies (@Stephen02371723) April 12, 2022
In fact, there were two elephants and it’s a very small room. Not only did he ignore the political story of the day, but he also ignored the fact that his government is planning to privatise the public service broadcaster, for reasons which don’t bear much scrutiny.
Nadine Dorries asking why Channel 4 can’t compete with Amazon or Netflix is daft, they’re completely different things, it’s like asking why a Tory can’t compete with an ethically minded, compassionate human being
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) April 5, 2022
People took a short break from tearing into Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to roast Brandon Lewis. A change is as good as a rest.
— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) April 12, 2022
Hang on I thought the Government hated Channel 4
At least there’s nothing else happening right now to comment on https://t.co/3wVP1mMsJ8
— Jon Brady (@jonbradyphoto) April 12, 2022
Brandon coming out all guns blazing for the boss. https://t.co/d0N8yS82ay
— THE SECRET TORY 🗽 (@secrettory12) April 12, 2022
Oh NOW you’re a big fan of Channel 4. OK. https://t.co/fa8kDALkx0
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) April 12, 2022
when you try desperately to divert attention, but end up antagonising nadine dorries instead… https://t.co/UuJVkw7hT4
— patrick h. lauke (lazarus) #toryScum “Big Dog” (@patrick_h_lauke) April 12, 2022
— Rev. A Mol (@RevAMol) April 12, 2022
Great show. But is there, er, any other news you would want to comment on today, Brandon?
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) April 12, 2022
First snap polls show public support for the PM and Chancellor resigning after partygate fines.
Bulk of the cabinet not wavering though. 22 have given their backing so far. We wait to hear from Priti Patel and the only supportive tweet from Brandon Lewis was for Derry Girls pic.twitter.com/Sq0DaJLYL7
— Tom Larkin (@TomLarkinSky) April 12, 2022
What an excellent tweet. In a few hours maybe you can post one about some music that we all like.
— Stu #GB #Wolves #China #ProWrestling #AntiRacist (@chinacomedystu) April 12, 2022
I understand Tory MPs not wanting to comment on #Partygate is predictable, but talking about Channel 4 instead is an interesting tactic…
“Never mind that fire I started in your bin, watch me throw your kettle through the window!” https://t.co/4fhegwLIQc
— Bruce McConachie (@brucemcconachie) April 12, 2022
Extremely deluxe timing for this tweet from a cabinet minister https://t.co/PVZY1yKkrG
— Matilda Long (@tilda_long) April 12, 2022
Graeme Neill had one fear.
I’m now terrified that the PM and Chancellor being fined today is a dead cat to distract from S3 of Derry Girls not being as good as the others. https://t.co/XypvMbUDir
— Graeme Neill (@gnei11) April 12, 2022