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Gb: Johnson is expected to be formally recalled in an investigation


Boris Johnson faces an embarrassing reprimand for lying about Partygate to Parliament when he was prime minister. (HANDLE)

(ANSA) - LONDON, MARCH 23 - Boris Johnson risks receiving an embarrassing formal warning for having lied about Partygate to Parliament when he was prime minister.

According to the progressive Guardian, this is what lies ahead for the current Tory MP after yesterday in a hearing in Westminster he ended up on the grill of the bipartisan commission known as the Privileges Committee, committed to establishing in an internal inquiry whether Johnson had "misled" the House of Commons with his statements on the scandal of the parties organized in Downing Street in violation of the anti-Covid restrictions.

In fact, yesterday, the Guardian always underlines, BoJo's explanations were defined as "inconsistent" by the commission.

He was also accused of having misinterpreted the rules introduced during the pandemic by his government and of not having adequately informed himself about the violations committed in Downing Street before reporting to the Commons.

While the former prime minister has repeated several times that he has received "reassurances" on the matter from his close collaborators.

    The verdict is expected after Easter but in the meantime BoJo came out crippled from yesterday's hearing as emerges from the other British newspapers despite his combativeness.

In one analysis the pro-Tory Daily Telegraph explains how the "cults of Boris and Brexit" are simultaneously imploding.

A reference, also made by other media, to the hard day experienced by BoJo yesterday, between the hearing and the failure of the internal Conservative party frond against Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who garnered little support from ultra-Brexiter rebel deputies in the Commons vote on the Windsor Framework, the agreement modification of the post-Brexit protocol on Northern Ireland, however approved by a large majority.

The Independent speaks of a "double humiliation" while for the Times Johnson "fights for his future".



Source: ansa

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