The UK government’s anti-corruption representative, Conservative MP John Penrose, announced this Monday (6) that he would resign after “breaking the ministerial code” of Prime Minister Boris Johnson by breaking the country’s lockdown last year.
In an announcement made by the social network, Penrose also demanded that Boris Johnson resign. The British leader will be voted on by MPs this afternoon, who will decide whether he should remain in government.
“I’m sorry to step down as the Prime Minister’s representative for anti-corruption matters, but….it’s clear that he broke the ministerial code,” he said. “This is a reason for me to resign, and it should be for the prime minister as well,” he declared.
A no-confidence motion is a tool in Congress and parliaments such as the British, through which representatives assess and vote whether the head of government should remain in office.
in this matter, Boris Johnson has been challenged as prime minister after months of scandal over attending parties and meetings.Those who broke the hygiene rules in government buildings during the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Johnson admitted to attending the events and apologized to Parliament and the public.
The prime minister needs 180 votes to remain in office. If he loses, the party will have to choose a new prime minister. The administration said it expected Johnson to win a “large majority” of votes in favor of remaining in office.
The forecast is that the session of Parliament to vote on the no-confidence motion will take place this Monday, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm local time (2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Brasilia time).