One rule for them, another one for us: police must investigate Downing Street parties!

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One rule for them, another one for us: police must investigate Downing Street parties!

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Matthew Tovey started this petition

At the same time that No. 10 staff were partying in the Downing Street gardens, I was working 12 hour shifts - in full PPE - in the corridors of hospitals that had started to resemble battlefields.

I do not believe that Downing Street staff, or the Prime Minister, should be treated differently for breaking Covid rules. Our laws apply to everyone. We need a new criminal investigation into the Downing Street parties NOW.

In May 2020, we were struggling to save lives. There were too many patients and nowhere near enough staff. I know colleagues who were given faulty PPE and I know colleagues who had to move out of their homes, away from their families, because they did not want to expose them to the virus.

Boris Johnson has said that Downing Street was full of “people working phenomenally hard under phenomenal strain”. I do not believe that in May 2020 their jobs were more stressful than our jobs, on the front lines. I do not understand why this means they were allowed to break the rules whilst myself, and my colleagues, worked hard to keep people safe.

While members of this Government were partying and drinking, we were at the coalface, saving people’s lives. It was a horrible time. We weren’t thinking about partying. We were just missing our families.

It was so stressful and there was nothing we could do to make things better. Now we know that there was one rule for the Government while the rest of us had lost everything.

Please sign my petition if you believe that this Government should follow the same rules as the rest of us. We need a police investigation into the Downing Street parties.

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