Country needs a new government, not just a change of PM

Cabinet shares responsibility with Boris Johnson for state of the UK

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s announcement of his resignation as Conservative leader and Prime Minister, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday):

“Boris Johnson showed his true colours at a time of crisis. Clinging on to power was more important to him than looking after the country.

“He leaves a dreadful legacy. Billions of pounds wasted on useless, fraudulent PPE contracts and huge numbers of deaths in care homes.

“Public services are on the brink and essential workers who provide them can’t make ends meet.

“Three years after Johnson promised to ‘fix social care’ on the steps of Downing Street, it’s in a worse state than ever.

“The UK deserves better. There must be a general election so voters can determine what happens next, rather than leaving our future at the mercy of squabbling Conservative MPs.

“The rest of the cabinet share responsibility for the terrible state we’re in. To be effectively rudderless in the depths of a cost-of-living crisis is shameful.

“Nothing less than a change of direction is needed. And that means a change of government.”

Notes to editors
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors