Evidence indicates Boris Johnson DID mislead Parliament over Downing Street parties

Boris Johnson (right): apparently he wasn’t at a Christmas Party in this image – notwithstanding the bottle of bubbly and the tinsel.

MPs investigating whether Boris Johnson knowingly misled Parliament over the so-called ‘Partygate’ scandal have said he may have done so on four occasions, and breaches of Covid-19 rules should have been “obvious” to him.

An initial report by the Commons’ Privileges Committee stated that Johnson “did not correct” misleading statements he made in the Commons at the “earliest opportunity”, as would have been expected from an MP.

He had “personal knowledge” about lockdown gatherings in No 10 which he could have disclosed to MPs, the committee said.

“Evidence strongly suggests that breaches of guidance would have been obvious to Mr Johnson at the time he was at the gatherings,” the report stated.

And there was “evidence that those who were advising Mr Johnson about what to say to the press and in the House were themselves struggling to contend that some gatherings were within the rules”.

Furthermore, the inquiry had been held up by a “reluctance” from Mr Johnson’s government “to provide unredacted evidence”. Some material “had been redacted even though it was already in the public domain”.

The unredacted disclosure of all relevant material was finally made by Rishi Sunak’s government on November 18 last year.

Johnson himself is still saying there is no evidence that he knowingly misled Parliament or failed to update Parliament in a timely manner. He’s sticking to his story that when he said the rules and guidance had been followed, that was his honest belief.

But he is also saying that the findings of an investigation by former Cabinet Office civil servant Sue Gray should not be trusted because she has now joined the Labour Party as its chief of staff. There is no evidence to support his claim that she was politically biased.

Johnson is due to give evidence to MPs later this month – and the session is likely to be televised.

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  1. jeffrey l davies March 3, 2023 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Pathetic lot of criminal’s who should be locked up

  2. Hecuba March 3, 2023 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Little fascist duck johnson believed he was above the law and now his crimes are being made public! Hope he is prosecuted for blatantly breaking the law!

  3. flttymartyn March 6, 2023 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Of course Johnson lied….He is a tory…..Truth and honesty are anathema to all tories….Including Starmer and the tories polluting and poisoning the labour party !

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