BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PROBE ORDERED INTO BORIS JOHNSON'S ALLEGED LIES

Apr 21, 2022

By Bob Komsic

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LONDON – British lawmakers have ordered a parliamentary investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about whether he broke coronavirus restrictions by attending illegal gatherings during the pandemic.

The move, approved by cries of “aye” and without a formal vote in the House of Commons, means Parliament’s Committee of Privileges will investigate whether Johnson knowingly misled Parliament. Historically that is a resigning offense if proven. The probe piles more pressure on a Conservative prime minister whose grip on power has been shaken by claims he flouted the pandemic rules he imposed on the country, then repeatedly failed to own up to it. Johnson was fined 50 pounds ($66) by police last week for attending a party in his office in June 2020.   Johnson, who is on an official visit to India, says he won’t resign and will ”get on with the job” of leading the country.

(The Associated Press)

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