British members of parliament decides to open an investigation aimed at Boris Johnson

The British Prime Minister was already fined last week for breaching anti-Covid restrictions, by participating in a surprise drink on his 56th birthday in June 2020.

Trapped in the Downing Street secret parties scandal while in custody, Boris Johnson is now the target of a parliamentary inquiry, launched by MPs on Thursday, April 21, to determine whether the British prime minister has deceived them in the case.

This is another setback for the 57-year-old Conservative Party leader: Far from turning the page on the crisis, he finds himself facing a third investigation, following other ongoing administrative and police investigations. And this despite a large majority in the House of Commons, its initial desire to oppose the measure and then maneuver to bring it back, was abandoned at the last minute. Thus, the decision of the House of Representatives, which was taken unanimously without a vote, opens a new front in the issue and, in the long run, is likely to force Boris Johnson to resign, in a sign of the continuing anxiety within his forces in the face of the scandal. .

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On numerous occasions by Parliament, he has confirmed that all rules have been respected, an assurance that contradicts the fine imposed a week ago by Boris Johnson. A ministerial law states that a minister who misled Parliament must resign. The Parliamentary investigation will not begin until the full police investigation and Senior Officer Sue Gray, in charge of an internal investigation, has delivered the final report to her.

Preliminary report deploresMistakes in leadership and judgmentHe had already given a glimpse of his appreciation for what was going on behind the walls of Downing Street, in contrast to the sacrifices the British had made to fight the pandemic. The motion is at the origin of the parliamentary procedureStrives to adhere to the simple principle of honesty, integrity and truth-tellingIn British politics, the opposition Labor Party leader Kiir Starmer, who wrote the text said. “We know that the Prime Minister himself broke the lawHe added, stressing that the prime minister is not immune from the new fines for his participation in other festive occasions.

The case, which has taken a back seat for some time due to the war in Ukraine, was revived last week when he was fined for breaching anti-Covid restrictions while participating in a surprise drink on his 56th birthday in June 2020, becoming the first incumbent. Punishment of the British Prime Minister for violating the law.

Elections on the horizon

On the plane carrying him on a visit to India, he reiterated that he wanted to remain in office until the next legislative elections scheduled for 2024. On Sky News he confirmed that he did not “Honestly nothing at all to hide“In this case, he is remorseful”,EndlessBoris Johnson reiterated his apology on Tuesday.without reservationsTo the deputies and the British, saying that he does notDid not come to mind“This gathering, of about ten minutes at most according to him,”It may be a violation of the rulesThen in force.

Several MPs who once called for Boris Johnson’s departure, however, consider it now unsuitable to chase him out of Downing Street in the context of the war in Ukraine… and with no apparent successor, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak’s star has been tarnished in recent weeks. Because of the purchasing power crisis. Thursday’s debate, however, gave some rebels the opportunity to declare themselves, such as influential Representative Steve Baker, who has joined the ranks of Conservative MPs who are calling for Boris Johnson to resign. “The prime minister should have left long agoA supporter of Britain’s exit from the European Union said.

This is a new setback for Boris Johnson comes only two weeks before local elections risky for conservatives on May 5. In any case, the London police, which has already imposed some fifty fine and continue their investigations, on Thursday, indicated that it would refrain from communicating on possible developments in this case, from now until the election date.

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