Conservative MP John Baron has change into the newest Tory to withdraw his help from Boris Johnson, saying his declare to not have misled parliament over No 10 events was “merely not credible”.
The Basildon and Billericay MP is the second to name publicly for Mr Johnson to go following the publication of Sue Grey’s report into Partygate, bringing the full demanding his removing to 19.
The veteran backbencher stated that the Grey report and the Metropolitan Police inquiry into lockdown-busting gatherings in Downing Road “paint a shameful sample of misbehaviour throughout the pandemic as the remainder of us stored to the Covid laws”.
Mr Baron stated that probably the most critical cost towards the PM was that he knowingly misled parliament when he insisted in December that no events came about and social distancing guidelines had been stored always.
Mr Johnson yesterday advised the Home of Commons that he briefly attended numerous occasions to present farewell speeches to thank departing workers , however didn’t know that they later developed into drunken events.
However Mr Baron stated: “Given the dimensions of rule-breaking in No 10, I can’t settle for that the Prime Minister was unaware. Due to this fact, his repeated assurances in Parliament that there was no rule-breaking is solely not credible.”