Loathed, Loved

When he announced his resignation as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ethics advisor, Lord Christopher Geidt complained that Johnson had put him in the “impossible and odious” position of trying to justify how to break the rules of conduct for Her Majesty’s government. The prime minister...

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Farewell Thee Well

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote Monday that could have removed him from power after a scandal over lockdown-violating gatherings that took place at government offices and the prime minister’s residence, Reuters reported. The vote came after lawmakers from Johnson’s Conservative party submitted...

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Party Animals

A long-awaited report focusing on the lockdown-violating parties held in British government offices blamed Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior officials for “failures of leadership and judgment,” Axios reported. Senior civil servant Sue Gray released a scathing report Wednesday following an investigation into 16 events...

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Pants On Fire

British lawmakers approved an investigation into whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliberately misled Parliament about parties at his offices at Downing Street that violated pandemic lockdown rules, BBC reported. The probe is part of the “Partygate” scandal that has embroiled the prime minister and other officials...

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Party’s Over

London’s Metropolitan Police fined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Tuesday for attending illegal parties held on government premises during a strict Covid-19 lockdown, reigniting calls for the Conservative leader to resign, CNBC reported. Police have been investigating 12 gatherings in Downing...

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