Johnson declares himself an “honest” politician, ahead of local elections

This content was published on 03 May 2022 – 11:07

London, May 3 (EFE).- Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured Tuesday he is an “honest” politician, despite being investigated for allegedly misleading Parliament about parties at Downing Street during the pandemic, ahead of elections. interrupt in England.

In an interview on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” programme, the Tory leader responded in agreement when asked if he was being honest.

“Yes. I think the best way to judge it is to look at what this government says it will do and what it does,” said the Tory leader, whose popularity has slumped after the scandal of parties hosted at his residence and official deliveries during the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns.

A parliamentary committee will investigate whether the Prime Minister, who has been fined for attending one of the celebrations, knowingly lied to the House of Commons by repeatedly claiming that rules were not violated.

In today’s interview, Johnson insisted that he “accidentally” provided Parliament with misinformation. “I was wrong and I’m sorry for that,” he said.

He also reiterated that he has no intention of stepping down from his post, despite pressure from the opposition, as he wants to focus on “doing the job” for which he was “elected”, by an absolute majority in December 2019.

Great Britain on Thursday celebrated partial municipal elections along with regional elections in Northern Ireland, which will be Johnson’s first electoral test since the holiday controversy and the Conservative Party are expected to lose especially in Britain. EFE

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