“Any minister who has been found to have misled parliament is a resigning matter and I think all of us agree on that.”

Nadhim Zahawi, Good Morning Britain

January 23, 2022

Facts

The Education Secretary made this important statement when asked whether or not Boris Johnson would have to resign if he was found to have misled parliament. 

Verdict

This is a welcome recognition from a Cabinet minister that ministers who mislead parliament should resign. Mr Zahawi’s firm statement echoes the stance taken by Justice Secretary Dominic Raab on BBC Radio 4 Today programme that lying to parliament should be a “resigning matter.” 

Following Mr Zahawi’s statement we emailed him as follows: 

“We admire your remark on Good Morning Britain where you said: "Any minister who has been found to have misled parliament is a resigning matter and I think all of us agree on that.". It shows an appreciation of basic decency and respect for British life.

Please find a link to our website (boris-johnson-lies.com) which documents more than 50 examples of Boris Johnson misleading parliament. In none of these cases has he corrected the record which means that he is in defiance of the Ministerial Code.

In the light of this heavily documented record can you explain to us, and to our many readers, why are you not calling for Boris Johnson to resign as British Prime Minister?”

We are yet to receive a reply.

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