Lord Geidt quits over ministerial code ‘affront’on June 16, 2022 at 12:40 pm

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

PM’s ex-ethics adviser says he was put in “odious” position over a plan to risk breaking ministerial code.

Breaking News image

Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser Lord Geidt says he quit after being placed in an “impossible and odious” position over a plan to risk breaking the ministerial code.

In his resignation letter, he said it would “make a mockery” of the rules on ministers’ behaviour, adding “I can have no part in this”.

He told the PM he had considered resigning over Partygate.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.

You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

- Advertisement -




IPCC: Climate change report to sound warning on impactson February 22, 2022 at 2:13 am

The study will focus heavily on how warming hurts regions as well as cities and coastal communities.Image source, Getty ImagesA new report on the...

UK economy above pre-Covid levels in Novemberon January 14, 2022 at 7:34 am

Faster than expected growth meant the economy was 0.7% larger than in February 2020, official figures show.The UK economy surpassed pre-Covid levels for the...

Covid: Jab preparation for 12 to 15-year-olds and vial shortageson August 26, 2021 at 6:51 am

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning.Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic...

Should You Wear Business Casual?

Some say that the definition of business casual has been stretched too far. Is it really that casual? Do you have to wear shirts...

Insulate Britain: Arrests as protesters walk alongside M25 trafficon October 29, 2021 at 9:28 am

The motorway was reopened within half an hour, Essex Police says.Image source, Insulate BritainInsulate Britain protesters caused delays on the M25 by walking alongside...