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Boris Johnson to face MPs over partygate – but what is ‘misleading parliament’ and why is it so serious?5 min read
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing questions from MPs about allegations of misleading Parliament. Misleading Parliament is an offence that could carry serious consequences.
For the law to have any meaning, it must apply equally to us all. The Metropolitan Police must explain their failure to provide any explanation of how they cleared the Prime Minister over the Partygate investigation.
The report on lockdown parties at Number 10 relied heavily on WhatsApp transcripts to show wrongdoing. But WhatsApp should not be used to make detailed decisions in government, to begin with.
Boris Johnson’s real duty as a leader is and was to set an example and not to tolerate rule-breaking. He talks about leadership but arguably displays almost zero understanding of it or ability to offer it. His duty, as a leader, should be to resign.
‘Wine time Friday’ and invites for 200 – Five of the most interesting findings from Sue Gray’s partygate report.6 min read
Boris Johnson’s Downing Street indulged in excessive drinking and parties while gathering was illegal – but is there enough evidence against the PM personally?
The ministerial code states that misleading parliament is an offence requiring a resignation. But it’s the prime minister himself who decides if the rule has been broken.