The issue around Johnson’s partying is not about his guilt. It is about whether democracy will be upheld.
No, it’s not, really, it’s not.
The issue is that in the face of civil servants and lawyers undertaking their responsibilities as laid down in the law and in the procedures of a functioning democratic government, a newspaper that was once thought to be the representative voice of boring middle England is suggesting that the whole process of democratic government be overthrown because that compliance with the law and due process is seen as a left-wing threat to its chosen far-right agenda.
Assume that’s true. No, go on, assume it isn’t true. It’s still not about democracy. It’s about the rule of law.
The two are quite distinct things.