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Boris Johnson under pressure: New sexism case in UK Parliament

2022-07-03T19:46:21.598Z

Prime Minister Johnson is said to have known about the allegations of sexual assault - and yet appointed Christopher Pincher as the "whip" of the Tory faction. The opposition criticizes that parliament is not a safe place to work.



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Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London: the pressure on him is increasing

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Boris Johnson is under pressure.

The reason: allegations of sexual assault directed against a conservative MP.

The British Prime Minister is now accused of having appointed Christopher Pincher MP as a "whip" of the Tory group, despite allegations.

Pincher had resigned from his post because he is said to have molested two men while he was very drunk.

His faction only suspended him after loud protests.

Several media outlets reported further allegations over the weekend.

Pincher announced that he would seek medical help.

Then he wants to return to Parliament.

Recently, several Tory MPs had to give up their mandates because of sexual misconduct.

Meanwhile, Labor Minister Therese Coffey defended Boris Johnson.

"I am not aware that the Prime Minister was aware of these allegations," the minister told Sky News.

Meanwhile, the opposition called for a “cultural change”.

"Parliament is not a safe place to work as it should be - especially for so many young people who work there," Labor MP Luke Pollard told Sky News.

Higher standards are needed.

"But I'm afraid the culture is lived at the top, and the Prime Minister has made it clear that standards in public life - decency, integrity, honesty - don't apply."

Johnson is already heavily criticized for illegal parties at his official residence during the corona lockdown.

He barely survived a vote of no confidence in his own parliamentary group.

Most recently, he changed the code of conduct so that members of the government do not have to resign immediately if they violate it.

According to commentators, the fact that the scandals persist could lead to a growing number of internal party critics of Johnson.

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Source: spiegel

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