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Boris Johnson’s Account Of Partygate Was ‘More Fictional Than Reality’ – Tom Tugendhat

Tory leadership candidate Tom TugendhatTom Tugendhat today said Boris Johnson’s account of partygate was “more fictional than reality”.The Tory leadership hopeful skewered the prime minister over his account of the scandal that led to the downfall of his administration. However, the MP for Tonbridge and Malling dodged a question about whether he would serve in the cabinet of a prime minister who had broken the law.In the first TV debate on […]

today17 July 2022

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Government Accused Of Hiding Taxpayers’ Legal Bill Over Partygate Scandal

Images of Boris Johnson released in the Sue Gray report investigation into PartygateThe government was today accused of hiding how much taxpayers spent on legal advice for officials accused in the partygate scandal.The Government Legal Department - an in-house legal organisation - has refused to even confirm or deny if their lawyers advised those being investigated by the police.They have also declined to reveal how much they spent on any advice […]

today15 July 2022

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Civil Servants Have Resigned Over Partygate Scandal, Reveals Cabinet Secretary

Boris Johnson flanked by cabinet secretary Simon Case and chancellor Rishi SunakSimon Case, the UK’s top civil servant, has said the partygate scandal was “horrifying”.Appearing before a committee of MPs on Tuesday, the cabinet secretary was grilled on the revelations about lockdown breaking parties in Downing Street.It was the first time he has spoken in public since the Sue Gray report was published.“Mistakes were made, boundaries weren’t observed, some of […]

today28 June 2022 1

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Boris Johnson’s Ethics Chief Quit After PM Proposed ‘Deliberate’ Breach Of Rules

Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser has accused the prime minister of considering a “deliberate and purposeful” breach of the ministerial code.Lord Geidt dramatically quit on Wednesday evening but his letter of resignation was not published until late this morning.In his letter to the prime minister, Geidt said he had been put in “an impossible and odious position”.The ministerial code is the set of rules and principles which govern the standards of […]

today16 June 2022

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Analysis: Lord Geidt’s Resignation Shows Johnson Can’t ‘Move On’ From Partygate

Boris Johnson during PMQs yesterday.Government ministers love to tell us that it’s time to “move on” from partygate.Dominic Raab was at it again this morning, insisting that despite going through a “difficult patch”, Boris Johnson’s administration is “getting on with the job”.But unfortunately for the prime minister, just saying it doesn’t make it so, especially when events continually conspire to put the scandal of Downing Street lockdown breach back on […]

today16 June 2022 1

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Minister Insists No Tories In His Seat Have Criticised Boris Johnson And People Are Sceptical

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his speech at Blackpool and The Fylde College in Blackpool, Lancashire where he announced new measures to potentially help millions onto the property ladder. Picture date: Thursday June 9, 2022.A cabinet minister has been ridiculed after he claimed no Conservatives in his constituency are critical of Boris Johnson.Brandon Lewis said Tories in Great Yarmouth are “in full support” of the prime minister, despite 148 of […]

today12 June 2022 1

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Government Adviser Who Criticised Boris Johnson For ‘Bashing On’ Is Forced Out

.A Conservative peer advising Liz Truss in the Foreign Office has been forced to resign after a scathing attack on Boris Johnson. Former City banker and Brexiteer Baroness Helena Morrissey, the lead non-executive director of the department, has quit after suggesting the prime minister should step down as he is “in the wrong job”.It’s the latest fall-out from the partygate scandal, and follows Johnson surviving a confidence vote despite 148 Tory […]

today8 June 2022

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Partygate Scandal Was ‘Disappointing’, Says Patrick Vallance

Patrick Vallance has said it was “disappointing” Boris Johnson and others in Downing Street did not stick to their own Covid rules.Speaking to ITV News on Tuesday, the government’s chief scientific adviser was asked about the partygate scandal.“It was really important at all stages that everyone stuck to the rules, there’s no question about that,” he said.“It only works when people stick to them and it’s very disappointing that wasn’t […]

today7 June 2022

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William Hague Urges Boris Johnson To Quit After Suffering ‘Worst Possible Result’

William Hague said he would have regarded his position as "completely untenable" if more than a third of his party had moved against him.William Hague has said Boris Johnson must now quit as Tory leader after the vote on his leadership delivered the “worst possible result” for the Conservative party.The former Tory leader said that while Johnson had technically won the vote, the damage done to his premiership was “severe” […]

today7 June 2022

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