Mumsnet user asks why the public should believe the “usual liar” Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has denied today that he was a “regular liar” when asked why the public should believe what he says.
In an interview with Prime Minister Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet, she said users of the online forum asked about her “trust and integrity.”
One user asked, “Why do we have to believe everything you say when you’ve been proven to be a regular liar?”
Johnson said he did not accept the description or premise of the question. “People throw all sorts of accusations at me about all sorts of things … just look at the record of what I give,” he said.
The Prime Minister asked him if he would resign because of the Partygate scandal. “I don’t see how I would be responsible right now, with everything that’s going on, just giving up … the project I embarked on,” he said.
Earlier, Dominic Raab rejected the idea that his boss could face a vote of confidence as early as next week, describing speculation as “Westminster foam”.
Johnson says it would be irresponsible to give up a “miserable” party.
He cited the “enormous pressures” on the economy, the war in Ukraine and its “massive agenda that I was chosen to fulfill” as reasons for remaining in office and not trying to “abandon” the ship.
But Johnson is under increasing pressure from Conservative MPs to consider his position following Sue Gray’s report on the Downing Street confinement party.
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 6:46 AM
How Johnson played Lord Geidt for a fool and left him in a difficult position
One of the most striking revelations of Geidt’s annual review of his work was that he had not met with the Prime Minister to discuss the prolonged period of illegality on Downing Street, commonly known as Partygate. Unlike the queen, Johnson seems to have literally had no time for her advisor, she writes Sean O’Grady.
Apparently, there was a “communication failure between our offices” according to Johnson, who adds that he was unaware of the importance Geidt had given him by making explicit reference to the ministerial code on Partygate’s fixed penalty notice.
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 6:30 p.m.
The queen’s relations with her 14 prime ministers
Political leaders have consistently paid tribute to the monarch for his wise advice and his impressive knowledge of domestic and world affairs during his weekly private hearings with his prime ministers.
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 6:15 p.m.
Which MPs have called for Boris Johnson’s resignation or vote?
Nearly 30 Conservative MPs have now called for Boris Johnson to step down, or have publicly moved to trigger a vote of confidence in his leadership as he seeks to resist the aftermath of the party scandal.
Here is a summary of all these MPs and what they have said about it:
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 6:00 p.m.
The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations dominate the covers
The Daily Express says “a grateful nation” greets the queen, while the Daily Mirror says it is starting a four-day party for “our queen” and “our Britain”.
Here are some of the covers of today’s newspapers:
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 5:42 AM
The Conservative MP was knighted by Boris Johnson days after he was asked to resign
Boris Johnson has been awarded the title of knight to a senior Conservative MP who turned against his leadership and called for his resignation earlier this week.
Former Kenyanworth and Southam Conservative MP Jeremy Wright has received the gong as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee anniversary honors.
The timing of the announcement is uncomfortable for the Prime Minister, just days after Mr Wright condemned Johnson for Partygate and asked him to resign “for the good of this and future governments”.
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Modifying Johnson’s ministerial code will not restore public confidence, says the watchdog
Boris Johnson has not been able to counter the view that he and his ministers consider themselves above the rules, said the leader of a powerful parliamentary ethics oversight body.
Jonathan Evans, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, said the planned changes by Mr. Johnson in the ministerial code were “very unsatisfactory” and undermined the role of the prime minister’s ethics adviser.
Downing Street announced last week that the code would be updated to remove the expectation that ministers would waive any breach of the code, but would not allow the adviser, currently Lord Geidt, to begin his own investigation into possible breaches.
Stuti MishraJune 2, 2022 5:19 AM
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Liam JamesJune 1, 2022 5:46 PM
Boris Johnson says he did not eat cakes at the law-breaking birthday party
Boris Johnson said “no cake was eaten” at the Downing Street birthday party during the confinement, police fined him for attending.
Northern Ireland Minister Conor Burns described the Prime Minister as “ambushed with a cake” during the event.
In an interview with Mumsnet today, Mr Johnson was asked to say his favorite biscuit and whether he now “preferred the cake”.
He replied: “If you satirically speak of that miserable event whose image appeared in the first pages, I did not consume any cake. I can tell you a lot. “
The prime minister said his favorite cookie was a chocolate digestive.
Liam JamesJune 1, 2022 4:55 p.m.
Wakefield’s by-election “could mean the end” of Boris Johnson
Labor has launched its Wakefield by-election campaign, saying regaining West Yorkshire’s seat for the party “could mean the end of Boris Johnson”.
Candidate Simon Lightwood joined the Ossett Cricket and Athletic Club for promotion, Home and Community Secretary Lisa Nandy said the June 23 vote could mean a “new beginning for in the country “.
Lightwood told supporters: “Wakefield has the power to send a message to the Conservative Party. We know the eyes of the country are on us.
“After repeated lies and violations of the law, a defeat by the Conservatives here could mean the end of Boris Johnson.”
Labor lost to Conservatives in Wakefield in 2019 with a 6.1% swing. Voters are deciding who will replace the convicted sex offender Imran Ahmad Khan, who resigned earlier this year.
The Wakefield poll is being held on the same day as the Tiverton and Honiton by-elections in Devon, which were called after Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned for seeing pornography in the Commons.
Liam JamesJune 1, 2022 4:36 p.m.