Five-year-old makes headlines again after calling for PM to resign

Little Layla FORGIVES Boris after her hilarious put down over partygate: Five-year-old reveals she still likes the PM because he ‘gave everyone an injection’

  • Layla Somani, five, from Leicester, reveals she has personally forgiven the PM 
  • The sassy youngster made headlines this week after her Partygate put down 
  • She had called for Mr Johnson to quit and said he went to ‘the naughty centre’
  • Little Layla revealed she was still a fan of his because of Britain’s vaccine rollout 
  • The schoolgirl who offered a sassy putdown of Boris Johnson has said she has personally forgiven the Prime minister for his Partygate infractions because he ‘gave everyone an injection’.

    Five-year-old Layla Somani, from Leicester, revealed she was still a fan of Mr Johnson and believes he will cling onto his position because of the success of Britain’s vaccine rollout.

    The youngster made international headlines this week when she took it upon herself to explain the Prime Minister’s Partygate scandal to her grandparents Kanti, 76, and Kusun, 73.

    In the hilarious clip, an eloquent Layla said: ‘Boris Johnson told everyone to stay at home, but in lockdown he just went down to a party, in the lockdown.

    ‘He’s been naughty, so he had to go to the naughty centre to tell everyone he’s sorry for going to a party in lockdown.’ 

    And on Wednesday, amid a fiery session at Prime Minister’s Questions, she again called for Mr Johnson ‘to leave’ before admitting she has personally forgiven the PM because of the success of Britain’s vaccine rollout. 

    She told Sky News: ‘I think, I think he should leave’. When pressed further, she explained: ‘Because he’s been naughty’.








    Five-year-old Layla Somani, from Leicester, says she has personally forgiven Boris Johnson for his Partygate infractions because he 'gave everyone an injection'. She was flanked by her parents, Devina Somani, 37, and father Nick Somani, 41

    Five-year-old Layla Somani, from Leicester, says she has personally forgiven Boris Johnson for his Partygate infractions because he ‘gave everyone an injection’. She was flanked by her parents, Devina Somani, 37, and father Nick Somani, 41

    The youngster made international headlines this week when she took it upon herself to explain the Prime Minister's Partygate scandal. She is pictured with her family (left to right) Nick, Devina and Jayden

    The youngster made international headlines this week when she took it upon herself to explain the Prime Minister’s Partygate scandal. She is pictured with her family (left to right) Nick, Devina and Jayden

    Last week, the Prime Minister apologised for attending a party at Downing Street in May 2020. He said he believed this was a work event (pictured leaving Downing Street in December)

    Last week, the Prime Minister apologised for attending a party at Downing Street in May 2020. He said he believed this was a work event (pictured leaving Downing Street in December)

    The sassy youngster effortlessly explained how the Prime Minister had broken his own rules by ‘going to a party in lockdown’. 

    The five-year-old explained she had to opt for a Zoom birthday party for her fourth birthday because it fell during the winter lockdown of 2021. 

    She later said she missed out on seeing her older sister because of the government’s restrictions.  

    But Layla also admitted she had accepted Mr Johnson’s apology for attending the alleged Downing Street party, which he issued last week when he said he believed at the time it was a ‘work event.’

    Yesterday, the five-year-old made headlines when she said Prime Minister Boris Johnson has 'been naughty' and needs to go to the 'naughty centre'

    Yesterday, the five-year-old made headlines when she said Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ‘been naughty’ and needs to go to the ‘naughty centre’ 

    Little Layla Somani, from Leicester, had been watching the news while having breakfast on Thursday morning before taking it upon herself to explain the pressing political situation to grandparents Kanti Somani, 76, and Kusun Somani, 73

    Little Layla Somani, from Leicester, had been watching the news while having breakfast on Thursday morning before taking it upon herself to explain the pressing political situation to grandparents Kanti Somani, 76, and Kusun Somani, 73








    She also indicated to Sky News that she still held a soft spot for the Prime Minister, nodding when asked if she liked Mr Johnson by her father, Nitesh, 41, who is a qualified pharmacist and entrepreneur.  

    It comes as Mr Johnson was today told to quit over Partygate by a senior Tory at a brutal PMQs today just minutes after an MP dramatically defected to Labour.

    Ex-Cabinet minister David Davis said Mr Johnson had failed to take responsibility for the breaches of lockdown in Downing Street, and he had enough of taking the flak for him. ‘In the name of God, go!’ he said.

    A visibly shaken Mr Johnson insisted he was not going to resign, urging people to ‘wait for the outcome’ of the inquiry by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

    But it was another hammer blow as Westminster reels from Christian Wakeford’s announcement that he is joining Labour.

    Sassy youngster Layla effortlessly explained how the Prime Minister had broken his own rules by 'going to a party in lockdown'

    Sassy youngster Layla effortlessly explained how the Prime Minister had broken his own rules by ‘going to a party in lockdown’

    The staunch royalist plans to one day become Prime Minister and has already seen her support swell on social media

    The staunch royalist plans to one day become Prime Minister and has already seen her support swell on social media

    Amid what has been dubbed a ‘Pork Pie plot’ by 2019 intake politicians, the Bury South MP – who has a wafer-thin 402 majority in the Red Wall seat – had already declared he had put in a letter of no confidence in Mr Johnson.

    And he was on the Opposition benches this afternoon wearing a Union Jack face mask. In a parting shot letter to the premier, Mr Wakeford branded his leadership ‘disgraceful’ and said he believed Labour would do more to tackle the cost of living crisis.

    Sir Keir goaded Mr Johnson in the Commons that any more defectors were ‘welcome’, saying the Tories had shown they were ‘incapable’ of governing the country.

    ‘The Labour Party has changed and so has the Conservative Party,’ he said. ‘He and anyone else who wants to build a new Britain built on decency, security … is welcomed in my Labour Party.’

    But Mr Johnson, who was flanked by Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel on the front bench, shot back: ‘As for Bury South, let me say to him, the Conservative Party won Bury South for the first time in a generation under this Prime Minister on an agenda of of uniting and levelling up and delivering for the people of Bury South. We will win again in Bury South.’








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    David Davis

     Boris Johnson (left) was today told to quit over Partygate by senior Tory David Davis (right) at a brutal PMQs today just minutes after an MP dramatically defected to Labour

    A poll today found that the Tories are 11 points behind Labour in crucial Red Wall seats - a dramatic turnaround from the nine-point advantage they had at the 2019 election

    A poll today found that the Tories are 11 points behind Labour in crucial Red Wall seats – a dramatic turnaround from the nine-point advantage they had at the 2019 election








    How could Boris Johnson be ousted by Tory MPs?  

    Boris Johnson is under huge pressure over Partygate, with speculation that he might even opt to walk away.

    But barring resignation, the Tories have rules on how to oust and replace the leader. 

    What is the mechanism for removing the Tory leader? 

     Tory Party rules allow the MPs to force a vote of no confidence in their leader.

    How is that triggered? 

     A vote is in the hands of the chairman of the Tory Party’s backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

    A vote of no confidence must be held if 15 per cent of Tory MPs write to the chairman. Currently that threshold is 54 MPs.

    Letters are confidential unless the MP sending it makes it public. This means only Sir Graham knows how many letters there are. 

    What happens when the threshold is reached? 

    A secret ballot is held, with the leader technically only needing to win support from a simple majority of MPs

    But in reality, a solid victory is essential for them to stay in post.

    What happens if the leader loses? 

    The leader is sacked if they do not win a majority of votes from MPs, and a leadership contest begins in which they cannot stand.

    However, when the party is in power the outgoing leader typically stay on as Prime Minister until a replacement is elected.

    There is no requirement for a general election to be held, unless the new PM wants to call one.  

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    Little Layla spoke for many across the nation on Tuesday when she derided the actions of Britain’s ‘bad Prime Minister’ and called on him to apologise. 

    She said: ‘Now he [Mr Johnson] can’t be prime minister anymore and he can’t go back to his prime minister home, so he’s not prime minister anymore.

    ‘So, someone else is being prime minister and there will be a good prime minister, but Boris Johnson is not a prime minister anymore, he’s a bad prime minister.

    ‘But, if he’s lucky, he can go back to his prime minister home and he can be a prime minister again. We’ll see tomorrow if he’s lucky.’

    Now her mother Devina, a graphic designer, has explained that the staunch royalist has promised she’ll ‘definitely become prime minister’ – as the video has had more than 55,000 views and 1,645 reactions.

    Devina said: ‘We couldn’t stop laughing. We couldn’t believe how much she’d picked up.

    ‘When she was explaining it we thought ‘oh my god’. We couldn’t believe she’d learnt all this stuff and that she was absorbing it so well.

    ‘It was a normal morning. She was having her breakfast and she’d been watching a bit of the news.

    ‘She went over to them and started explaining it. Nick said ‘hold on stop right there’ and started filming it.

    ‘She just started coming out with it. She said he had to leave his house and go to the naughty centre. It was even funnier.

    ‘It was amazing to capture the moment because some of these things she says you miss. She’s maybe a future politician.

    ‘She’s absorbed that from the news herself. She was able to tell what’s right and wrong.’

    Layla developed her interest in Boris Johnson and the Queen last year during a weekend in London with her family and since then has enjoyed watching news about them on TV.

    Devina said: ‘She was very proud when people said ‘Layla to be future PM’. She said ‘I’m too little at the moment’.

    ‘She went ‘when I grow up I’ll definitely become prime minister’. Last year when we were able to go on holiday, we did one visit to London.

    She has a great passion for the Queen so we took her to Buckingham Palace and we were saying about how Boris Johnson runs the country for the Queen.

    ‘We teach her certain things and from there, she’s had this thing for Boris Johnson and the Queen. She talks about 10 Downing Street because we showed her.’