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In February I discussed what I thought Johnson would do after #Partygate came to light. I said we were reaching a very turbulent time in politics,

I predicted that the man would never resign. I was right. Even when he received the FPN i said…1/
He still wouldn’t resign. I wish I was wrong but I wasn’t.

The other thing I said was he would change the laws that would mean he didn’t have to go. Again I was right.

My other prediction has me more scared than ever. I said a desperate man…. 2/
Would do desperate things to cling to power. So letters are going in to the 1922 committee. He’s going to get more desperate, he will promise his back benchers the world to keep favour example #ImperialMeasurements and lots of other small but damaging things for the Uk….. 3/
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“[Johnson] is showing signs of being extremely impatient in regard to the constitutional constraints upon him. He gets angry if the courts or parliament try to interfere...'

- Ken Clarke, Nov '21 (…)

🚨 & now Johnson has rewritten the #MinisterialCode 🚨
- adding this clause:
1.7 Where the PM determines that a breach of the expected standards has occurred, he may ask the Independent Adviser for confidential advice on the appropriate sanction. The
final decision rests with the PM...
...Where the PM retains his confidence in the Minister, available sanctions include requiring some form of public apology, remedial action, or removal of ministerial salary for a period.

Now, Johnson alone decides the fate of any minister, including himself 🚨🚨🚨

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Letter to my MP Matthew Offord #PartyGate #MinisterialCode #JohnsonOut

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your letter dated 27th April, wherein you stated that 'there is currently no evidence' [that the PM misled the House of Commons], and that a vote of no confidence...
...'would [not] be helpful in advance of the Met Police completing their investigations and the release of Sue Gray's full report'. Now that the Met have completed their investigation & the report has been released, I am keen to hear how you intend to proceed.

We have irrefutable evidence that Boris Johnson lied to the House (in January & on 29th March). Johnson stated that he had been 'repeatedly assured...that there was no party...and that no rules were broken.' His statement was demonstrably untrue...

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You might have heard today that Boris Johnson has made a few changes to the Ministerial Code

It's being said he's "Watering it down" in the wake of #PartyGate after being accused of breaching it multiple times

But what is the #MinisterialCode & why is it important?
The Ministerial Code is a code of conduct that applies to MPs in England (there's separate code for Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland)
Written rules appeared in the 1980s because obviously MPs could be trusted completely before that date.

There was some form of code of conduct in place since the 1940s though (I assume because of the war)
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@mrjamesob @LBC @KayBurley @CommonsSpeaker @RhonddaBryant
Please see evidence that the Prime Minister lied today when he made his faux apology, and asserted that, he was not aware that he was breaking his own covid rules. Photos attached next, in case this gets deleted. 1/3
This is absolutely conclusive, irrefutable evidence that Boris Johnson has broken the #MinisterialCode, and lied to Parliament. There should be no doubt, that he IS a proven liar, with nothing but contempt for his office and the electorate. He must resign!

#Partygate 2/3
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The forward of the #MinisterialCode, written by Johnson himself.

And read with blue tinted glasses in the below Thread:

“We must uphold the very highest standards of propriety.”

Just kidding: “Do as I do, not as I say”

#JohnsonOut85 #MinisterialCode
“No bullying , no harassment”, but if you are found guilty, make sure you’re bullying in the name of the Tories.

I got you @pritipatel.

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The last 2 investigations into #MinisterialCode breaches:

In November 2019, @pritipatel was investigated for bullying officials and found to have broken the code by the independent advisor. #JohnsonOut85 ignored the findings and kept her.

The advisor resigned in protest.

We went 6 months without an independent advisor as Johnson had proven he could not care less about the #MinisterialCode and standards of conduct for Government officials.


In April 2021, Johnson hired a new independent advisor, Lord Geidt, because he needed be be investigated himself over potential breaches of the #MinisterialCode over a funds for favours scandal regarding his Downing Street flat refurb and golden wall paper.


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Saying this slowly #Johnson #Ministerialcode

🔴 Broke the law
🔴 Conspired to conceal it
🔴 Lied to Parliament
🔴 Ignored Ministerial Code

You think he has the moral character to be a safe, reliable and conscientious pair of hands in a war?

You're no democrat.
He's a Nixon.
Seriously how ridiculous an argument is it, that we shouldn't change #Johbson during a "war".

THIS is the guy who can deal with #ChemicalWeapons?

You're going to need integrity and honour for that.


Nixon analogies are in great company.

@thatdanstevens makes the same point as this thread.

The One Show.
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