Now, the public are asking Tory MPs to choose between speaking out in support of the British public – who broadly followed the rules – or continue backing Boris Johnson, who is increasingly under pressure over the allegations. The pressure grew after a leaked video showed now former press secretary Allegra Stratton – who has now resigned – laughing and joking with fellow aides about a Christmas party in a mock press conference.
The hashtag was started by Jo Maugham, director of the Good Law Project, who asked people in a tweet to find out who their Tory MPs stand with.
Using the hashtag, people have been contacting their MPs to ask them the question.
One person tagged their local MP, housing secretary Michael Gove, writing: “My MP is Michael Gove.
“So, @michaelgove, who are you with? Your constituents who laboured and sacrificed and followed the rules, or the Prime Minister who bobs and weaves in the face of the law, and who laughs at us for our compliance? #WhoAreYouWith.”
My MP is Michael Gove.
So, @michaelgove, who are you with? Your constituents who laboured and sacrificed and follo… https://t.co/O53o38IiQo
Another person tagged their MP, Conservative MP for Newton Abbot, asking: “Good morning @AnneMarieMorris, can I ask you your position here? Your constituents who obeyed the rules or the PM? #WhoAreYouWith.”
Good morning @AnneMarieMorris, can I ask you your position here? Your constituents who obeyed the rules or the PM?… https://t.co/OqPh6dv4Ye
In response to ITV’s report about the video, a Downing Street spokesman said: “There was no Christmas party. Covid rules have been followed at all times.”
Then, at PMQs on Wednesday, Johnson apologised “unreservedly” and said he was “furious” at the leaked clip. Johnson again insisted that there was no party and no rules were broken. He said there is to be an investigation, claiming disciplinary action may be taken.
It doesn’t look like this issue is going away any time soon.