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UK still holding everyone to a different set of rules - Skelton-Cline

points out double standards with UK Prime Minister & associate facing fines for breaking lockdown laws

Virgin Islands talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has once again called out the double standards of the United Kingdom (UK) Government of Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson for having one set of rules for its officials and another for everyone else.

This comes as a trio comprising PM Johnson, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the PM's wife Carrie L. B Johnson will be fined by the police for breaking lockdown laws, rather than facing more serious penalties amidst calls for resignations.

Johnson reject calls for resignation

The penalties were all issued by the London Metropolitan Police over the attendance of Downing Street parties, and according to Skelton-Cline on the April 13, 2022, edition of his Honestly Speaking show, the move shows how the UK has two sets of rules.

Already, Johnson and Sunak have rejected calls to resign; however, the notice of fine has made Mr Johnson the UK's first serving prime minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law, according to the BBC.

“And we saw some persons from the Opposition who are standing down on calling for a vote of no confidence in light of the engagement that the UK is taking in the immoral invasion of Russia on the Ukraine people,” he added.

This he said, is taking some of the heat off the PM over the affairs of Downing Street.

“But I only raised that in the hearing of the people, particularly of these Virgin Islands, because here is the so-called mother country… more the colonial power, who is setting the plumbline, the standard.”

UK double standards

“And here we see and continue to see throughout the UK, some of the worst things taking place, yet they're holding everyone else up to a different set of rules and standards,” Skelton-Cline added.

A group representing bereaved families in the UK; however, said there was "simply no way" either Johnson or Sunak could continue in their jobs, calling their actions "truly shameless".

Opposition parties have also accused Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak of lying to the public about their attendance at the Downing Street gathering.

The UK sponsored a Commission of Inquiry into Governance in the Virgin Islands over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. It was called by controversial former governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, who did not share a friendly relationship with Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

Jaspert is a close associate of PM Johnson.

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