Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he is quitting as a lawmaker after being told he will be sanctioned for misleading Parliament. Johnson resigned after an investigation found that he made misleading statements to Parliament about gatherings in government buildings that breached pandemic lockdown rules. The scandal helped hasten the end of his premiership. Johnson accused opponents of trying to drive him out in a statement. Johnson led the Conservatives to a landslide victory in 2019 but was forced out by his own party less than three years later. He quit as prime minister in 2022 amid multiple scandals but remained a lawmaker.
As reported in CBS News, former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as a lawmaker after being informed that he would be sanctioned for misleading Parliament. The investigation by lawmakers was conducted over the misleading statements made by Johnson to Parliament regarding a series of gatherings in government buildings that breached pandemic lockdown rules in 2020 and 2021.
The scandal surrounding the late-night parties, boozy soirees, and “wine time Fridays” resulted in 126 fines being issued by the police, including one to Johnson himself. This controversy contributed to the end of his premiership, which was already under pressure from multiple scandals.
In his statement, Johnson accused his opponents of attempting to force him out. Johnson’s political career has been characterized by a series of scandals and comebacks. He led the Conservatives to a landslide victory in 2019 but was forced out by his own party less than three years later. Although he resigned as prime minister in 2022, he remained a lawmaker until now.
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