Boris Johnson resigns as MP amid Partygate report controversy

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced his quick resignation as a Conservative MP following receipt of an advance copy of the Partygate report. The MP-led Privileges Committee investigated whether or not Johnson misled Parliament relating to lockdown-breaching parties at Downing Street. In response, Johnson accused the inquiry of making an attempt to “drive me out” and claimed the process was “the very definition of a kangaroo court.”
Off-limits acknowledged that Johnson had “impugned the integrity” of the House of Commons and that it had “followed the procedures and the mandate of the House at all times.” The committee plans to publish its report promptly after assembly on Monday. Johnson received the report on Thursday and argued that it was “riddled with inaccuracies and reeks of prejudice.”
Although Johnson admitted to deceptive Parliament throughout his March look earlier than the Privileges Committee, he denied doing so deliberately. He maintained that social distancing pointers had been followed at all times during Downing Street gatherings throughout the Covid lockdowns, even when they weren’t “perfect.” Johnson also criticised the present Conservative government’s direction in his prolonged assertion.
Johnson acknowledged, “I didn’t lie, and I imagine that in their hearts the committee comprehend it.” He additional accused the committee of in search of to find him guilty from the outset, “regardless of the details.” Johnson additionally claimed that Rishi Sunak, the current Prime Minister, believed they were “working lawfully collectively.”
Sue Gray, former senior civil servant and leader of the Partygate investigation, was additionally criticised by Johnson, who questioned her upcoming appointment as “chief of workers designate” for the Labour chief. Johnson expressed his disappointment at leaving Parliament and claimed that his removing was part of a bigger plan to “take revenge for Brexit and ultimately to reverse the 2016 referendum result.” His resignation will immediate a by-election within the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency..

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