Boris Johnson is ‘incredibly embarrassed’ by fine, says minister
Kay Burley listed some of Boris Johnson's biggest mistakes after Grant Shapps said people should judge him "in the round" and it made for awkward viewing.
The transport minister appeared on Burley's show on Sky News this morning with the unenviable task of defending the prime minister as well as chancellor Rishi Sunak, after it was announced they are to be fined for attending an event in June 2020 while the rest of the country obeyed strict lockdown rules.
Burley questioned how Johnson could remain in office after the police slapped him with a £50 fine for having a short gathering in his office to celebrate his birthday -when he was ambushed with a cake - so Shapps asked Burley to examine him in context.
"People judge somebody in the round, they judge how they do their job overall. I'm not saying that the prime minister isn't a flawed individual, we're all flawed in different ways," he said.
"The question is did somebody set out to do these things with malice and actually overall is he doing a good job as prime minister?"
#KayBurley - 75% of the public feel that Boris Johnson continually & deliberately lied... how can he remain in office as an honourable man... I guess you think he is an honourable man? \n\nGrant Shapps - I do..\n\n#BBCBreakfastpic.twitter.com/mGLTUuXesm