The Labor Party’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, has warned that Boris Johnson’s lies to Partygate will ‘harm parliament for years to come’ if he doesn’t step down
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Angela Rayner has warned that Boris Johnson’s lies will “harm parliament for years to come” if he doesn’t step down.
The Deputy Leader of the Labor Party was on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today where she discussed the Prime Minister’s apology he made to the House of Commons yesterday after he received the penalty notice fixed on the Partygate scandal.
Ms Rayner explained that she felt the whole situation could be “resolved very quickly if the Prime Minister told the truth”, while she warned that there could be lasting effects on parliament and the populace. owner of the UK if Mr Johnson is allowed to stay.
Speaking on the ITV programme, she said: “No one is indispensable. This is not just about the Prime Minister, this is about the continued integrity of the ministerial office. This will damage our democracy. If the Prime Minister is deemed to have broken himself, the law and get away with it. It basically tears up the ministerial code and says you can lie to parliament and get away with it.
“Now this has long-term consequences for the UK and is not going to go away. This could be resolved very quickly if the Prime Minister told the truth and he spoke from the start that he was. He broke his rules.”
Ms Rayner said Mr Johnson’s behavior crossed a red line, as she urged Mr Johnson not to “stay away” from what happened.
“I think it’s a red line and it’s going to affect our parliament for decades to come if the Prime Minister is supposed to be able to get away with that. If he can lie about it in a pretty decent way. frankly, he could lie about other things as well.”
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In his address to the Commons, Mr Johnson apologized more than 90 times.
“Let me start with all humility,” he said, “I paid the fine immediately and I ask the British people to apologize. I acknowledge the hurt and anger, and everyone has right to expect better things from my Prime Minister. repeat that again for the house.”
Stressing that it didn’t “happen” to him that he was breaking the law, he added: “It was my mistake and I seriously apologize for it.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/angela-rayner-warns-boris-johnsons-26751173 Angela Rayner warns Boris Johnson's lies will 'harm parliament for years to come'