THE Prime Minister will be hoping a miserable seven days will not be repeated this week.

A week ago, Boris Johnson was under pressure over alleged comments that he said he would rather see "bodies pile high" than take the country into a third lockdown.

He denies saying the comment, but independent sources have told various media outlets he did, and that issue is not going to go away.

By Thursday the Electoral Commission had announced an investigation into the funding of the PM's refurbishment of his Downing Street flat.

Again the PM denies any wrongdoing, adding he will co-operate with the inquiry.

And on Friday we even had the news the PM's personal mobile phone number had been freely available on the internet for years, which brought questions about security risks.

All of this has been headache for a PM heading into crucial local elections later this week, but some have questioned why there has been a focus on these issues at all.

Surely though we have to hold all elected politicians to account and to the highest standards, including the man in the top job.