It seems Boris Johnson can’t stop lying – even about when he’s leaving office

Speak no evil: but Boris Johnson doesn’t seem capable of holding his mouth shut.

Claims from Downing Street that Boris Johnson will remain prime minister until October are not true, it seems.

The timings of a successor’s election are managed by the backbench 1922 Committee and the Conservative Party Board, and Johnson has no power over them.

Also, when he discussed the prime minister’s resignation with him, 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady did not make any agreement that Johnson could remain in Downing Street until October.

The 1922 Committee controls the first part of the process – whittling the number of candidates down to two – and this could be completed as soon as July 21, when Parliament goes into recess for the summer.

Then the Tory Party Board takes over to put these candidates to a vote of party members – and this could be carried out by the end of August.

Meanwhile, there is a loud – and growing – demand for Johnson to leave immediately, with a “caretaker” PM installed for the duration of the leadership contest.

Considering the apparent falsehoods being put about by Johnson and his team, even about his departure, this should come as no surprise to anybody.

Source: 1922 Committee chief never agreed that Boris Johnson could stay until October

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1 thought on “It seems Boris Johnson can’t stop lying – even about when he’s leaving office

  1. holmeycv

    What riles me is that from the way this works it will be around 200,000 Conservative Party members who will decide out of 2 people who will become the next Prime Minister of the UK and other 47.4 million people in the UK who are entitled to vote in a General Election don’t have any say in it, I don’t call that democracy in any way…

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