Latest news from Boris Johnson: PM ‘warns he must resign if he breaks the law’ in parties number 10 as Brexit talks begin

Watch the irresistible exchange as Boris Johnson evades Partygate questions 17 times

According to a report, if Boris Johnson is fined for breaking his own coronavirus laws, he will lose the support of at least two cabinet ministers.

Allies of the prime minister have said he will not resign if he is given a fixed fine (FPN) for attending parties on Downing Street.

But a source close to a cabinet member said: Heat: ” If FPN gets it, it will have to go. How can you have a prime minister found guilty of breaking the law?

An ally of a minister and another cabinet member said his position would become “extremely difficult” if police found he had violated regulations.

Meanwhile, Liz Truss will meet with EU officials to reach agreement on how to apply the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit deal.

Resolving this difficult issue would allow both sides to “focus on external issues”, such as the Ukraine crisis, the foreign minister said.

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Business minister says ‘high bar’ is needed to get rid of prime minister

One business minister said there must be “a real high bar to get rid of any prime minister”.

Paul Scully says Boris Johnson needs to ‘see context’ before making a decision about his future regarding the Partygate saga.

When asked about the alleged meeting for Mr Johnson’s birthday, Mr Scully said: “I understand that this was a meeting that was not investigated by the police…

“But still, that’s what I want to say about the background, so I want to see Sue Gray’s report, see what the police find, and then we can work out… I want to have this conversation at this point.

“I’ll wait to see the context before I really decide. »

Thomas KingleyFebruary 21, 2022 08:35

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The UK and EU prepare for a meeting on the NI Protocol today in Brussels

The body overseeing the Northern Ireland protocol will meet later in Brussels as it continues to reach agreement on how the agreement will be implemented.

The joint committee is chaired by Foreign Minister Liz Truss and European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. Its officials have been in technical talks since October.

But no major breakthrough announcements are expected on Monday.

The protocol is the Brexit deal that prevents a hard Irish border by keeping Northern Ireland within the EU’s single goods market. The talks were led by Brexit minister Lord David Frost before he resigned in December due to the government’s Covid strategy.

(PA wire)

Thomas KingleyFebruary 21, 2022 08:26

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Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about Downing Street quarantine parties 17 times

Boris Johnson has refused 17 times to answer questions about the rules-breaking quarantine parties on Downing Street in an unbearable interview broadcast Sunday morning.

The Prime Minister was reprimanded for a total of 11 minutes on the subject. BBC but he refused to say what it was or if he was embarrassed – although there were no obvious legal barriers to it.

Having raised the issue several times during the interview, the Prime Minister tried to change the subject several times and sometimes refused to respond.

Our political correspondent, Peter JonBelow is the full story:

Thomas KingleyFebruary 21, 2022 08:18

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Boris Johnson will have to ‘go’ if found guilty of Covid crimes

According to a report, if Boris Johnson is fined for breaking his own coronavirus laws, he will lose the support of at least two cabinet ministers.

The Prime Minister’s allies have said he will not resign if he is handed a fixed fine (FPN) for attending parties on Downing Street during the curfew.

But a source close to a cabinet member said: Heat ” If FPN gets it, it will have to go. How can you have a prime minister found guilty of breaking the law?

An ally of a minister and another cabinet member said his position would become “extremely difficult” if police found he had violated regulations.

The Prime Minister awaits the conclusion of the police investigation into allegations of repeated violations of the Kovid laws.

In an unbearable BBC interview, she refused 17 times to answer questions about the rules-breaking quarantine parties on Downing Street yesterday.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, when asked on Sunday, rejected Mr Johnson’s proposals for resignation, saying the UK does not need a ‘gap at the center of government’ between the current crises in Ukraine and the NHS.

liam jamesFebruary 21, 2022 08:13