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Boris Johnson resigns as MP after 'Partygate' allegations

2023-06-10 10:52:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

Boris Johnson resigns as MP after 'Partygate' allegations

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as a member of parliament, following an investigation by the Parliamentary Privileges Committee.

The Parliamentary Privileges Committee claims that Johnson invited guests to the Downing Street garden in May 2022, when anti-covid measures were in place, breaking all the rules. 

"It is very sad that I am leaving parliament, at least for now. A handful of people were trying to remove me, without any evidence to support their claims and without the approval of party members," said the former prime minister . British.

In his statement, he attacked Rishi Sunak's government, blaming the current prime minister for the tax hike.

Johnson hinted that he may return to politics, saying he was "very sad to be leaving parliament.

His departure from politics comes less than four years after he won a political majority of 80 seats and nine months after he stepped down as prime minister.

 

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