Former British Minister Participates in Calling Johnson to Resign from Party Gate Saga

On Friday, two more British Conservative lawmakers, one of whom was a former minister, joined the call for the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Former Ministers Nick Gibb and MP Aaron Bell on Friday are the latest of 15 Tory lawmakers who have publicly called for Johnson’s dismissal, and the Prime Minister has broken public confidence in the so-called “party gate” story. Said that.

Wimbledon Tory lawmaker Stephen Hammond said he was “very careful this weekend” to see if he was still confident, which seems like the beginning of the end to him.

But former Conservative Dr. Liam Fox said the current debate is “focused” on other political issues, including rising inflation and Ukraine.

If Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of all Conservatives, receives a vote of no confidence from 15% or 54 of the Conservatives, a vote will be triggered and Johnson will not. You may be banished with a vote of no confidence.

“Party Gate” Saga

The prime minister has been plagued by the so-called party gate crisis for more than two months. mirror The reported non-rule-breaking party took place in Downing Street in 2020, when the country was under the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus blockade imposed by the conservative government and approved by Congress with the support of workers.

Johnson Guaranteed Parliament The alleged parties were two parties: a rally attended by Johnson, a rally in his own apartment, a “Bring Your Own Sake” (BYOB) Garden Party, and the eve of Prince Phillip’s funeral. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth wore a mask and was socially distant from her family.

After it was revealed that he had attended the BYOB party on May 20, 2020, Johnson apologized to the MP on January 12, attending for about 25 minutes to “thank the group of staff” and “this. Implicitly believed that it was a job. Event. “

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The casket of Prince Philip of England, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and who died at the age of 99, was taken to St. George’s Chapel for a funeral in Windsor, England, on April 17, 2021. (Pool via Kirsty Wigglesworth / Reuters).

During the British CCP virus blockade, people were told to stay home. Family visits at home, care facilities, and hospitals were restricted, and the number of people who could attend the funeral was also limited.

The allegations include an apology for Downing Street to the monarch, an internal investigation of 16 alleged rallies that found “leadership and judgment failure” by Johnson’s office and part of the Cabinet Office, and 12 of alleged laws. Leading to an ongoing police investigation-breaking the rally.

It also led to the resignation of one of Johnson’s senior aides, which may be the reason why the other three senior aides resigned.

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Allegra Stratton, a spokeswoman for Downing Street, read a statement of resignation outside his home in London on December 8, 2021. (Jonathan Brady / Pennsylvania)

Allegra Stratton resigned on December 8, 2021 after a video showing Johnson’s spokeswoman joking about the alleged party. Jack Doyle, Downing Street Director of Communications. Martin Reynolds, Johnson’s main secretary. And Dan Rosenfield, the ten chiefs of staff involved in the case, resigned on Thursday. Downing Street said it was a “mutual decision” for the three to resign.

Simon Case, who initially led the internal investigation, also had to resign after being reported to have attended one of the rallies. Later, he was replaced by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

In the brewing sentiment that Mr Johnson was responsible for the Conservatives, the Prime Minister urged lawmakers to postpone the call to resign until Mr Gray’s report was released. However, the long-awaited report had to be significantly edited as the Metropolitan Police Department asked Gray to make a “minimal reference” to the case under police investigation.

Johnson’s position “Tenable”: Tory lawmaker

Newcastle-under-Lime MP Bell confirmed that he wrote a vote of no confidence to Brady on Friday.

Bell, who wrote on Twitter on Friday, supported Johnson and Brexit and said he was “extremely disappointed” with how things went.

The 2019 Intake MP struggled to square his previous guarantee that Johnson’s words and rules on January 12 were not broken, or interim findings of the guarantee given directly to him. He said he had a hard time matching the meaning of (pdf) For Gray inquiries.

“The breach of trust represented by the events at 10 Downing Street, and the way they were dealt with, makes his position unsupportable,” Bell said of Johnson’s position as Prime Minister, “as much as possible in the country. Best interests to solve the problem quickly “

Bell’s announcement was repeated by Gibb, who played many government roles under the three prime ministers.

write in TelegraphBognor Regis and Littlehampton lawmakers said the Conservatives had to face the “harsh truth,” adding that “to regain credibility, we need to change the prime minister.”

Gibb said he was “furious” at “terribly ignoring” the “strict and necessary” CCP virus rules imposed by Downing Street, but their “greatest concern.” Was in a deal with the Prime Minister’s Parliament.

“The prime minister told Congress last December that he was” repeatedly convinced that there was no party and that the COVID rules were not violated. ” Sue Gray reported that there were at least 15 social gatherings, 12 of which are currently being investigated by police, including one at the Prime Minister’s Office. “

“Therefore, it was inaccurate to tell the House of Commons that there was no party. Relying on” I guaranteed “defense, as the Prime Minister attended at least two, and perhaps more, of these rallies. I’m dishonest.

“Partygate” Debate “Reduced Focus” Big Problem: Liam Fox

Fox said he had not sent a vote of no confidence to the BBC Radio 4 “Today” program.

“If I had been dissatisfied with the Prime Minister, I would have written to Sir Graham Brady, who I didn’t do today,” he said, and the 15 percent threshold that Congressmen aren’t happy with is “very much. It’s clear, “he added. I didn’t reach Johnson.

A senior Tory lawmaker said he would wait for Gray’s report as the edited version did not contain all the information.

“There is nothing new about this debate we continue about this. Other big issues, inflation seen not only in the UK but also in the West, the current energy price crisis, the situation Ukraine, and I’m worried that we are now in a single-problem political system, “he said.

“And I think it doesn’t just undermine what’s happening not only in Britain’s broader politics, but also in our allies.”

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A dateless photo of Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving London’s 10 Downing Street. (Jonathan Brady / PA)

Johnson promised to publish Gray’s full report following Met’s investigation, saying “we will publish everything we can as soon as the process is complete.” Against the rules.

Starmer was also accused of breaking the blockade rule after a photo showing that he had beer in an office with several people, but Labor leaders took it home at work. He denied breaking the rules by saying he was taking a supper break.

10 Downing Street did not respond to the Epoch Times’ request for comment.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.