Johnson revises rules to evade parliamentary scrutiny over whether he lied in saying anticovid rules were not violated during parties in Downing Street.
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Boris Johnson has decided Change the rules of the British “ministerial code” to prevent resignations For his role in ‘Partygate’, as revealed by ‘The Guardian’. To date, a breach of the Ministerial Code equates to the resignation of a public office, but the changes introduced by the ‘Premier’ would allow him to remain in office. to apologize Or temporarily lose pay.
The policy statement published Friday by Johnson Gov. justifies the changes by saying that “it is inconsistent to expect that a violation (of the Code), however minor, will automatically lead to resignation or dismissal.”
The move comes two days after senior official Sue Grey’s full publication of the report. Blaming the ‘Head’ of “Lack of Leadership” and indirectly called for taking “responsibility” for COVID rule violations during the 15 parties held in Downing Street during the pandemic. Rivers of alcohol, vomiting, beating and karaoke till four in the morningWhereas millions of Britons could not even say goodbye to their relatives at the funeral.
Johnson himself, who was fined 118 euros by the police for attending his birthday party, has assumed “full responsibility” in his testimony in parliament, but his decision not to resign in the midst of the war in Ukraine. The intention is repeated. Facing the cost of living crisis: “I have a strong feeling that I should stay in my position”,
His maneuver has been criticized by the Labor opposition as a new attempt to escape control of Parliament, which has decided to launch its own investigation into whether he lied when he told the House of Commons on at least eight occasions. Told that he was not raped by the covid rules in Downing Street.
The new version of the “Ministerial Code”, which has just been published, stipulates that ministers will be able to avoid and face resignations in the future. “Public amnesty, corrective action or temporary suspension of pay” If they retain the confidence of the Prime Minister.
The legal text, however, preserves resignation before Parliament as a disciplinary measure for “willful perjury”, which has been repeatedly denied. boris johnson During ‘PartyGate’, he claimed that he had always treated the activities investigated as work incidents and did not believe that the COVID rules were violated.
Curiously, in the new edition of the “Ministerial Code” the mention of “honesty, integrity and transparency” in the performance of public office has disappeared from the preamble.
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