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Final blow? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses two key ministers

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Kylie McClellan and Elizabeth Spyper

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses his cabinet ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 2022 He will address his Cabinet on Tuesday, July 5, prior to the weekly Cabinet Meeting on Downing Street, London. Photo: Justin Talis / Pool/Reuters

London — Boris Johnson is a British leader Further pressure was put on Tuesday after his office was forced to admit that he had forgotten to be briefed on a previous complaint of sexual misconduct against one of his ministers.

His office after being accused of lying to what he knew when he appointed Christopher Pincher to serve as a minister in the Conservative Party. Soon he was "somehow" briefed about the incident, but said he didn't remember it last week.

An undated handout photograph released by the U.K. Parliament shows Conservative MP for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, posing for an official portrait photograph at the Houses of Parliament in London.
The dateless distribution photo released by the British Parliament is from Tamworth. Showing Conservatives, Christopher Pincher is posing for a photo of the official portrait of a member of Parliament in London. Photo courtesy of RICHARD TOWNSHEND / UK PARLIAMENT / AFP/Getty Images

Allegations of lies and memory loss are alleviated for months There is little pressure on Johnson to face growing frustration among his governing Conservatives about what is said to be a scandal-filled government.

Some Conservative lawmakers are trying to renew their attempts to leave him just a month after the Prime Minister survived the distrust resolution. The main opposition Labor Party has accused Johnson of "pulling British democracy into the quagmire."

"No. Simon McDonald, who was Deputy Foreign Minister when Pincher was Foreign Minister, said in a tweet to a member of parliament: The criteria he posted on the site.

McDonald, a British diplomat for decades, now a senator, and little talk about internal government issues, said in 2019. "Mr. Johnson is a person about the start and results of the investigation."

His letter was sent to the Minister of the Cabinet, Michael Ellis, when a new allegation was filed last week. "The Prime Minister did not immediately recall the late 2019 conversation about the incident," he urged Congress to tell.

A Johnson spokesman said the same thing: "It can take some time to see what happened, especially with a related issue a few years ago." Added. He added that he was not sure if the Foreign Ministry's allegations were taken into account when Pincher was appointed.

Labor Party Deputy Leader Angela Rayner said Johnson "desperately tried to hide what he knew ... the water was blown away" and "brought democracy in Britain into a swamp." I dragged in. "

Sexual misconduct

Pincher resigned from the floor leader last week, drinking too much, being confused, and saying that he "caused upset" to people. British media reported that Pincher had sexually assaulted two male guests at a club in London.

Newspapers report that he had previously faced some allegations of sexual misconduct. According to his office, Mr. Pincher, who had been suspended by the Conservative Party, is currently on leave with a focus on receiving medical assistance and could not be contacted.

Last week, Prime Minister Johnson said he was unaware of any specific complaints about Pincher before appointing Pincher. On Monday, his spokesman said he knew "some allegations that were resolved or did not proceed to formal complaints."

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, who was Foreign Minister at the time of the 2019 pincher complaint, did not reach formal disciplinary action on Tuesday and was unaware that Johnson was informed about it. Stated.

Changes in the description of being at the center of power and new criticisms have increased dissatisfaction among conservative lawmakers who failed to dismiss the prime minister in a series of confidence resolutions last month. I just did it. Of a scandal containing an abominable official report about the COVID-19 blockade party at his official residence.

Some so-called rebels are now trying to change the rule to enforce another vote of no confidence before the 12-month grace period normally respected after such a vote. It is said that. Minister.

Johnson critic Roger Gale said he would support another vote as McDonald's letter changed his view.

"In my personal opinion, this Prime Minister has ruined the reputation of an honest, dignified, proud and prestigious party, which is unacceptable. It cannot be continued this way." He said.

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