If police say Johnson attended #DowningStreetParties he must quit, says government’s former top lawyer

Boris Johnson: “Drunk? At a party? Me? How would anybody know the difference?”

Should we be grateful to former Tory attorney-general Jeremy Wright for reminding us that, if Boris Johnson is found to have attended or known about rule-breaking No 10 parties, he’ll have to resign?

This Writer reckons so; it’s important to keep the facts in mind because otherwise, one of Johnson’s cronies will slither in and pretend they’re different – which is what they’re trying to do.

Mr Wright’s reminder is that Johnson will have no escape route, because he will have misled Parliament when he said no rules were broken.

Meanwhile, here comes Johnson’s personal lawyer to claim – desperately – that – even if he attended gatherings found to be illegal parties – he broke no rules if he went back to work immediately afterwards and did not drink excessively.

The biggest problem with this argument is that it is clearly nonsense. If he drank anything at all, or came into contact with anyone at all in a social setting, then he broke the rules.

Mr Wright’s test of culpability is much simpler – and therefore, far more believable. In a letter to his own constituents, he states:

“If the prime minister has attended events he knew broke the rules, or was aware of events he knew broke the rules, he should not have advised the House of Commons, on several occasions, that as far as he was aware, no rules were broken there.

“Doing so in those circumstances would be misleading the House and must in my view lead to his resignation or removal from office.”

That’s good to know, at a time when Johnson is expected to receive a fixed-penalty notice from the Metropolitan Police – for attending rule-breaking parties at 10 Downing Street.

Source: Ex-Tory attorney-general says Boris Johnson must quit if he knew about No 10 parties

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1 thought on “If police say Johnson attended #DowningStreetParties he must quit, says government’s former top lawyer

  1. kateuk

    I don’t think Johnson will voluntarily resign no matter what happens, he will only go it he’s pushed. He likes power too much and he would turn the UK into a dictatorship if he could.

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