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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Covid rule breaches would have been 'obvious' to Boris Johnson, MPs say

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The partygate inquiry has stated that there are strong suggestions that breaches of Covid rules would have been "obvious" to Boris Johnson.

The cross-party Privileges Committee said the House of Commons could have been misled on multiple occasions. The former Prime Minister remarked that a mid-pandemic leaving party in No 10 was “probably the most unsocially distanced gathering in the UK right now”, according to written evidence.

In WhatsApp messages shown to the inquiry, it was revealed that advisers were "struggling" to conclude how the parties were within the rules in place at the time.

One adviser admitted that it "blows another great gaping hole in the PM's account". Read more: The gang who used the vulnerable, Covid and a city centre hotel to peddle misery to thousands In a statement released by Mr Johnson, he claimed that the inquiry's interim report displayed that he was being "vindicated" after raising concerns around civil service investigator Sue Gray's move to Sir Keir Starmer's office.

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