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Dominic Raab says he does not know why Lord Geidt resigned

Lord Christopher Geidt has said the prime minister put him in an “impossible and odious position” in his resignation letter.

Issue 10 released the full note on Thursday morning.

Previously, he had only issued a brief statement from the adviser, who said he was leaving the post “with regret”, but considered it “the right one”.

A former incumbent and Labor MP had urged the prime minister to make the resignation letter public.

Earlier this week, Lord Geidt told lawmakers that it was “reasonable” to suggest that the Prime Minister had broken the ministerial code by violating blocking laws in the Partygate scandal.

He also said he was “frustrated” by Mr. Johnson’s response to Sue Gray’s report at the No. 10 party during Covid’s restrictions.

“The resignation is one of the most forceful but few tools available to the adviser,” he also told the House of Commons.

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Lord Geidt says they put him in an “impossible and hateful” position.

Lord Geidt said the prime minister put him in an “impossible and odious” position.

It was a request to “offer a view on the government’s intention to consider measures that would lead to a deliberate and intentional violation of the ministerial code.”

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BREAKING: Lord Geidt resigns as Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser over “deliberately breaching ministerial code”

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Resignation “much to regret,” says the former minister

Former Conservative minister Dr Andrew Murrison has told parliament that Lord Geidt’s resignation is “very unfortunate”.

He described him as “a public servant with an excellent and unequal reputation” and “maximum integrity.”

Zoe Tidman June 16, 2022 11:47 AM


UK judges could block Rwanda’s deportation plan, Raab says

Returning to Rwanda’s asylum plan for a moment, Dominic Raab has admitted that judges in the United Kingdom may rule that the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda is illegal.

But the Deputy Prime Minister declined to say any flights will take off this year, reports Rob Merrick:

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What was the “hot question” that the Prime Minister asked Lord Geidt?

Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chope has asked Michael Ellis from the cabinet office about an exchange between the Prime Minister and Lord Geidt.

He told the Commons: “Can I ask my honorable friend a practical question?

“We understand that the Prime Minister asked his special adviser Lord Geidt to advise him on a particular issue and this advice has not yet been given.

“The person who has been asked for this advice has now resigned without even warning or extending his term, so he cannot answer this question.

“Who will answer the hot question that the Prime Minister asked Lord Geidt a few days ago?”

The Cabinet Minister replied: “I am afraid we will have to wait and see.”

Zoe Tidman June 16, 2022 11:27 AM


Lord Geidt: Background

He has been dominating the headlines since his resignation last night, but who is Lord Geidt?

Check out the former royal aide and former government ethics adviser here:

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The government “disappointed” with Lord Geidt’s move

Returning to the resignation of the head of ethics, Michael Ellis of the Cabinet Office also told lawmakers:

“The government is especially disappointed, of course, that Lord Geidt has made this decision, as very recently, as this House knows from last week’s debate, significant changes have been made in the role and status of the government. independent adviser to the interests of ministers.

“These changes represent the most substantial strengthening of the role of the independent advisor since its inception.”

Zoe Tidman June 16, 2022 11:01 AM


Raab calls for different treatment of Ukrainian refugees because of their proximity and national security

Moving away for a moment from Lord Geidt’s resignation, the government’s willingness to deport asylum seekers remains high on the agenda.

Dominic Raab was asked why a visa scheme had been set up for Ukrainians, but not for those fleeing Syria and Afghanistan.

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that this was due to various “security threats” as well as Ukraine’s proximity to the UK.

“One of the things that would undermine trust in our system is whether people who want us badly are fraudulently trying to come here,” he said.

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Lord Geidt’s letter “will be tabled in parliament shortly”

This has now been confirmed by a cabinet office.

Michael Ellis told lawmakers: “The Prime Minister will issue a letter in connection with Lord Geidt’s announcement, both Lord Geidt’s letter and the Prime Minister’s reply will be tabled in the House shortly.”

Zoe Tidman June 16, 2022 10:44 AM


Lord Geidt’s resignation letter “will be made public soon”

The BBC reports that we can expect Lord Geidt’s resignation letter to be published soon …

Zoe Tidman June 16, 2022 10:33 AM

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