SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP has welcomed the long overdue resignation of Boris Johnson today and has said the outgoing British Prime Minister should leave government immediately.
The Foyle MP said that the litany of law-breaking, scandal and sleaze that has characterised his premiership and this Tory government should now come to an end.
Colum Eastwood MP said:
“Boris Johnson has debased the office he holds, he has fundamentally and indelibly damaged public confidence in politics and public life and his death grip on power has prolonged a period of government that will be characterised by law-breaking, scandal and sleaze. He should now leave government immediately.
“While the failings of this government have been aggravated by the tone, temperament and character of Boris Johnson, it runs far deeper. Those who have fled the sinking ship are incapable of putting the problems right, not least of all the approach to legacy and the protocol in Northern Ireland. This is a moment to bring an end to twelve years of Tory government.
“Relationships across these islands and outcomes for the people we represent would be far better served by a new administration led by the Labour Party. An administration that understands the layered complexities of identity and politics in the North and the need to build enduring relationships with partners across Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America. The current Tory administration has proven itself uniquely incapable of distinguishing between the public interest and their own narrow political interest and their time in government is up.”