“The party is over, Prime Minister,” he said. Stormer said, “The only question is, ‘Will the British public expel him, will his party expel him, or will he do something decent and resign?’ ”
Mr. Johnson reversed that request, asking that Parliament wait until the results of an investigation led by senior civil servant Sue Gray. However, the former public prosecutor, Mr. He seemed confused by Stormer’s hostile questions.
Mr. For Johnson, one of the biggest dangers is the growing evidence that he misled parliament in his previous statements – the kind of violation that once forced a prime minister to resign. On December 8, he declared in the House of Commons, “I reassure you that since these allegations have surfaced, there has been no party and no Govt rules have been violated.”
A week later, Mr. Johnson told reporters, “I can definitely tell you once again that I did not break any rules.” On December 20, after The Guardian newspaper posted a photo of him mingling wine and cheese with co-workers in his garden, he said, “They were at work, talking about work.”
After the most recent revelation – the big party he attended – Mr. Johnson declined to comment, saying he was waiting for an internal investigation to find out.
Mr. Unlike other ethical questions that had blunted Johnson’s entire life, anger at the parties struck a chord with the public. At the beginning of the epidemics, people clearly remember the harsh months when they were isolated at home and elderly parents were sick and prevented from visiting them.
In the midst of this week’s hysteria, there are clear signs that his support within the Conservative Party is waning. On Tuesday, Mr. When Johnson sent a ministerial colleague to protect him in parliament, some of his own lawmakers turned in support.