Labour MP Zarah Sultana, the cover star of HUNGER 24, Freedom, has issued a response to the Prime Minister’s resignation this morning. “Good riddance to Boris Johnson,” she tells HUNGER. “His lies, lawbreaking and arrogance have finally caught up with him. He has been an awful Prime Minister, ruling for his wealthy mates while lying through his teeth.”
Johnson handed in his notice this morning after more than 59 MP’s resigned amid mounting pressure within the conservative party. “In the past few weeks, I have been trying to convince my colleagues it would be eccentric to change governments when we have achieved so much,” he said in his speech outside Downing Street today, amidst loud booing. “I regret not to be successful in those arguments and, of course, it’s painful not to be able to see through those projects myself.”
Currently, Johnson is still the Prime Minister, however, the events of today trigger a contest to find someone to replace him as leader of the Conservative party — sans a national election. Looking to the future, Sultana warns of taking our eyes off the Tory party writ large. “We shouldn’t be fooled by Conservative MPs who now feign ignorance about his character, having known what he was like when they made him Prime Minister.
“The Conservatives share complicity and none of them have answers to the cost-of-living crisis, the major issue facing my constituents. Real change means sweeping this Conservative government aside, with a new politics that will redistribute wealth and power,” she concludes.