THERE we have it – nothing can shame Boris Johnson or his MPs and Cabinet. Even trying to excuse the behaviour he presided over, he resorts to insults – “Sir Beer Korma” and the rest.

From what I heard on Wednesday morning, Sue Gray was about to investigate the party in the Downing Street flat but at that point the Met said they were investigating and so she did not complete this.

Did no-one notice the swing that was broken, the overflowing bins and empties littering the “offices” downstairs? Are we supposed to believe that Boris noticed on the way into his flat when he had a drink, but did not notice on the way out the mayhem which had ensued the night before?

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He thought he was thanking people for their hard work – it would fit him better to be thanking the hospital staff, transport workers and everyone else who really did “work hard” without having boozy parties and farewell drinks by giving them decent pay.

The way staff there were treated – security personnel, cleaning staff etc – is only a mirror image of how their boss treats all of us in this country. It was obviously more important to thank civil servants than for citizens to see dying relatives and family in hospitals and care homes. How any Tory MP can support him and allow him to get away with this is utterly unbelievable.

Winifred McCartney

LESLEY Riddoch is right, Boris Johnson is clinging on – but the knockout blow is unlikely to land at the moment (Clinging on but will knockout blow ever land?, May 26).

Boris Johnson says that he has learned a lesson, whatever that means to him.

To the public it means that the country is stuck with him as Prime Minister until there is a General Election, as he appointed ministers who appear to put self-interest above national interest by their regular appearances presenting the case for keeping the Prime Minister in post.

Outside of the present government, no-one who could raise enough support to topple Boris Johnson would volunteer to take on the mess that this government has created without a full parliamentary term to make major changes to try to restore public confidence.

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Current opinion poll evidence means that Labour is unlikely to make any serious attempt to topple the government in the foreseeable future and Boris Johnson is unlikely to think that he has enough support in marginal Tory seats to risk calling a General Election.

The UK will continue on its downhill path with high taxes, high inflation, low pay and a low-growth economy leading up to a period of crippling industrial action with increasing restrictions on public protest and demonstrations.

There is a fair chance that the voters in England will dump the Tories at the next General Election, leaving Labour to clear up behind them with years of austerity.

Labour will clear out the sewer in Downing Street and Scotland’s offshore wind farms will bail out the UK Government and pay private industry to build London’s new sewer, probably years late and billions over budget.

It’s high time for Scotland to leave Westminster to deal with matters that rightly belong to England, and for Holyrood to take on all the responsibilities of governing Scotland in the interests of the sovereign people of Scotland.

John Jamieson
South Queensferry

I HAVE been reading that there is a warning of a flood of sewage in Westminster arising from a system installed in 1888! (Jacob Rees-Mogg was probably at the installation).

Can I draw readers’ attention to the fact that a flood of sewage occurred at the last General Election, and as our readers know it all lies on the Tory benches.

Bobby Brennan

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THE Tory 1922 committee must ask Boris Johnson to resign. If he is kept in office then they and other Tories are equally to blame for allowing this lying, disgraceful PM to continue damaging democracy and the high office he holds and the 1922 committee should be disbanded. The public won’t forget at ballot box.

Glen Peters

IN Thursday’s Long Letter, Frank Wood makes the mistake of presuming that savers invest in bank deposits yielding very low (sub-inflation) interest rates.

Savers who invest in a broad mix of equities and other “real assets” such as property tend instead to experience “real returns” in excess of the rate of inflation. The actions of central bankers since the financial crisis of 2008, with their quantitative easing etc, have resulted in asset price inflation well above reported annual increases in purchasing power inflation.

I see where Alyn Smith is coming from.

George Kirrin