Boris Johnson says he would ‘of course’ resign if he misled Parliament over partygate | ITV News

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Boris Johnson has said he would “of course” resign as prime minister if he is found to have misled Parliament over partygate, but he rejected calls from Sir Keir Starmer to do so immediately.

The prime minister again refused to comment on allegations that he broke coronavirus rules, saying he’s prevented from doing so because of investigations by the police and Sue Gray.

But he agreed the ministerial code does apply to him, after Keir Starmer read out the rule which states: “Ministers who knowingly mislead Parliament will be expected to offer their resignation.”

Asked if that rule applies to him, Mr Johnson said: “Of course, but let me tell the House that I think he is inviting a question about an investigation which is – as you know, Mr Speaker, I cannot comment – and which he, as a lawyer, will know that I can’t comment on.”

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