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Gb: Partygate, Johnson defends himself on the eve of the vote, ‘I’m honest’

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(ANSA) – LONDON, MAY 03 – Boris Johnson continues to consider himself an “honest” politician in response to the accusations of dishonesty that the opposition – Labor in the head – move in particular due to the so-called Partygate scandal (for which he was recently fined in first person by the police) related to the gatherings organized in Downing Street in violation of the anti Covid restrictions in force between 2020 and 2021.

Interviewed on the morning talk show Good Morning Britain, on ITV, where he reappeared today after 5 years two days after a round of local administrative elections that could cost his party and perhaps his leadership dearly, the British Tory premier is back in admit having said inaccuracies in the past to Parliament (when excluding violations of the rules in contested venues), but having done so in good faith: “inadvertently”. “I was wrong and I apologized for it” in the House of Commons, he stressed by replying to the interviewer that he was pressing him by asking to respond to that part of public opinion that considers him a liar. He then insisted that he does not intend to step down, but wants to “get on with the job” of prime minister.

Among the topics of the electoral campaign, Johnson also touched on that of the high bills triggered by the increase in world energy costs linked to the post-pandemic and the first effects of the sanctions for the Russian invasion of Ukraine: claiming to his government of having allocated 9 billion pounds in subsidies, but admitting that there is a need to do “even more” in support of the most exposed families, communities and businesses. (HANDLE).

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