Bye, Boris: Johnson Quits Parliament Over ‘Partygate’ Probe

  • Furious former prime minister Boris Johnson sensationally quit as an MP over Partygate tonight, accusing Remainers and other political opponents of conspiring to force him out of politics.
  • Mr Johnson stunned Westminster by resigning his seat with immediate effect over the findings of an investigation into Partygate lawbreaking in Downing Street during the pandemic.
  • He launched a scathing attack on the cross-party Privileges Committee, led by Labour’s Harriet Harman but with a Tory majority of MPs. It investigated whether he misled MPs when he assured them that Covid rules were followed in No 10 following allegations of lockdown-busting parties.
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