Raab admits lying to parliament a resigning matter amid claims PM misled MPs
Justice secretary says claims Boris Johnson lied about No 10 lockdown party are ‘nonsense’
Last modified on Tue 18 Jan 2022 09.52 GMTDominic Raab has admitted that lying to parliament is “normally” a resigning matter, amid claims that the prime minister deliberately misled MPs over his knowledge of a Downing Street party.Boris Johnson’s former senior aide
Dominic Cummings had earlier accused the prime minister of lyingwhen No 10 denied Johnson had been warned against allowing a “bring your own booze” garden party during lockdown.The justice secretary said it was “nonsense” that Johnson had lied to MPs, saying he felt the prime minister’s account was to be believed. But he added that any deliberate falsehood in the Commons would leave Johnson in jeopardy.Read more: The Guardian »
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So he’s saying the PM hasn’t lied over the parties. What about all the other times he’s stood there and lied to MPs Recent lies in PMQs if I mind right - about inflation & warm homes discount? Have members of this Tory government completely lost their pride. For once Raab makes sense, but have some of the seasoned MP’s not visited the PM and privately asked for his resignation. If he continues, it will only take another scandal or major problem to lose them the next GE
And here we go, bit of manoeuvring, positioning and slyly getting ready for the nominations and there’ll be others 😏😏😏 Sack the lot of 'em! Cheerie bye then ! A nest of Vipers DominicRaab In what 'context' is it acceptable for a MP or the PM to lie in the Commons? It would be helpful if you could compile a legally watertight list of acceptable ministerial lies, using all your 'lawyer' skills that you keep boasting about.
Boris Johnson lockdown parties: Dominic Raab denies Downing Street has drinking cultureA 'running joke' that ministers are saying the same thing is played out in an interview with Deputy PM Dominic Raab - as he mentions Sue Gray and the investigation being carried out into parties at No 10 during lockdown. Latest:
Boris Johnson may have to resign if he lied to Commons, suggests Raab Boris Johnson may have to resign if he is found to have lied to Parliament, Dominic Raab has suggested Follow our live blog for the latest updates 👇 It’s with regret BorisJohnson if you misled the HouseofCommons you should resign. HouseofCommons grantshapps DominicRaab luhc michaelgove sajidjavid SirRogerGale SteveBakerHW He did lie though! Sadiq Khan: 'Nobody is above the law and police should follow the evidence. From what I’ve seen as someone outside the police, for me it’s a slam dunk' Follow our live blog for the latest updates 👇
PM ‘questioned by Sue Gray’ as another claim of a No 10 party emerges Boris Johnson is alleged to have attended a leaving do for his defence adviser in the run-up to Christmas 2020. So let me give an honest answer to someone who I appointed and who is beneath me , ummm ... JOB DONE !!! SueGray 1922Committee TorySleaze Resign SackBoris LiarJohnson How can Sue gray question Boris about parties as he can’t distinguish between a party and a work do with alcohol,nibbles and probably music
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PM ‘lied to parliament’ about Downing Street party, Cummings claims Boris Johnson lied to Parliament when he said he thought the May 20 drinks party was a “work event”, according to a explosive blog post from his former right-hand man Dominic Cummings . Well well well. Where is he by the way? If true; many MPs and those in London are not happy and seeking for the PM to resign. This is a sad for HouseofCommons SirRogerGale SteveBakerHW OneNationCons Douglas4Moray KwasiKwarteng RishiSunak DominicRaab trussliz We deserve better.
Tue 18 Jan 2022 09.42 GMT Last modified on Tue 18 Jan 2022 09.52 GMT Dominic Raab has admitted that lying to parliament is “normally” a resigning matter, amid claims that the prime minister deliberately misled MPs over his knowledge of a Downing Street party. Boris Johnson’s former senior aide Dominic Cummings had earlier accused the prime minister of lying when No 10 denied Johnson had been warned against allowing a “bring your own booze” garden party during lockdown. The justice secretary said it was “nonsense” that Johnson had lied to MPs, saying he felt the prime minister’s account was to be believed. But he added that any deliberate falsehood in the Commons would leave Johnson in jeopardy. “If it’s lying, deliberate in the way you describe, if it’s not corrected immediately, it would normally, under the ministerial code and the governance around parliament, be a resigning matter,” Raab told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday. Raab had said on Sky News earlier that Johnson was “confident he’s been straightforward” with parliament and said the “PM has been very clear” that Cummings’ claims were “not true or accurate”. Johnson admitted to parliament last week that he attended drinks in the Downing Street garden on 20 May 2020 but