Julie Marson should stop propping up Johnson and do the right thing
Whilst many of her parliamentary colleagues have resigned their government posts, Julie Marson is still hanging in there as Dominic Raab's Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS).
It is depressingly predictable that Julie Marson has continued to prop up Boris Johnson even when some of her Hertfordshire colleagues have resigned their government positions. Even her bestie, Priti Patel has now told him to go. Mrs Marson needs to resign as a PPS now or be forever tainted with a seemingly unlimited tolerance for dishonesty.
Of course, many of the MPs in Hertfordshire who have resigned their ministerial roles have only done so after declaring their full support for the Prime Minister just a few weeks ago but better late than never!
Lies, corruption and illegality have been the hallmarks of this Conservative government for a long time now. From Barnard Castle and care homes' "protective ring" through dodgy PPE contracts to endless cover-ups and breaking laws both international and domestic, Julie Marson has had ample time to ponder whether this represents her values.
Many traditional conservative voters feel that this government no longer represents them and their values and in the by-elections in Tiverton and Honiton, Chesham and North Shropshire a lot of them felt able to lend the Liberal Democrats their votes. This has set the template for replacing a Conservative in a seat like ours. The public is sick of Boris Johnson's lies and law-breaking and it's time for Julie Marson to finally do the right thing and sack him or the voters of Hertford & Stortford may sack her.