READERS have their say on whether Boris Johnson should stay or go after he had been issued with fines for attending a birthday party in Downing Street on June 19, 2020.

Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, said Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak 'must resign'.

He said: "I have just been speaking with a group of local elderly people who spent long lonely months isolated during lockdown.

"They made huge sacrifices to do the right thing.

"The PM and Chancellor thought they were above those people and above the law - of course, they must resign."

The Mail readers had mixed opinions about Boris Johnson resigning and took to social media to share their views.

Danņy Leīgh said: "Go. The man can't even follow his own rules, why would you want him in charge during a 'war'?"

Christine Parker sad: "He has let the country down, and himself, doesn't set a good example to his young child carnt trust a liar."

Christopher Wilde said: "He has to go, he lied to parliament and the public, he paid his fine so he admitted he was at a party, so he knew he was guilty and pushed for the inquiry, that was passed on to the police.

"He has taken everyone down with him. He could have said yes he had a party and took the rap, instead of the inquiry. That's not a leader, that's a coward."

Julie Langhorn said: "Go for sure! How can someone be a respected leader when they flouted the rules that others got done for!

"If a headteacher for example broke rules they would have to go for bringing their place of work into disreputse, so why is it different for him! Should be more so for him with a job like PM.

However, Deb J Lanyon said: "He should stay. There is no point in changing the prime minister now. There are much bigger things out there than a party. They all lie.

"Starmer should be fined too as he was also in breach. I broke lockdown rules. Thousands of folk did. You cannot lock people away. It's now been proved the lockdown was useless."

Dean Garnett said: "Leave him alone, he's only human after all. We all broke the rules one way or another during the pandemic."