Boris Jones resigned as British Prime Minister on Thursday. Johnson’s party was embroiled in controversy over Chris Pincher’s appointment to the Conservative Party. Jones apologized for not properly responding to allegations of sexual harassment against Pincher. However, Boris Johnson’s name has been tarnished by several other scams.
Chris Pincher sex scandal: Boris Jones was appointed deputy chief whip at Chris Pincher’s Conservative Party in February. Chris Pincher confessed that he physically molested two young men while drunk at a club. Pincher had previously been charged with sexual harassment. Johnson was aware of the allegations against Pincher, but did not notify the party.
Partygate scandal: Strict rules were in place in Britain following the Corona epidemic, including lockdown. At the time, Boris Jones had a birthday party at 10 PM Downing Street in the PM’s office. He had violated the rules of Kovid-12 lockdown. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, died in April 2021, and Johnson joined a party on Downing Street on the eve of her funeral. Government workers and Conservative Party workers held several parties at 10 Downing Street in violation of the lockdown rules, which became notorious as the Partygate scandal. Many government employees and MPs had to resign due to these parties. Johnson had recently filed a no-confidence motion against the scam, but he survived.
Other sex scandals: Johnson’s Conservative MPs have been charged with several other counts of sexual harassment, two of which led to lawmakers resigning. MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy. Another lawmaker, Neil Parish, resigned after confessing to watching porn on his phone twice in the House of Commons. Another MP was arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual harassment and other crimes.
Owen Patterson affair: Last year, a parliamentary committee recommended that Conservative MP and former minister Owen Patterson be suspended for 90 days. He lobbied from companies that paid him. Conservative lawmakers initially tried to stop Patterson’s suspension and voted to change the lawmakers’ investigation process. But Peters resigned.
Check on refurbishment: Boris Jones renovated a flat on Downing Street. This time he applied gold wallpaper. After the matter came to light, the Election Commission found that Jones had not provided proper information about the money paid. He was fined ૭ 15,600.