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Johnson Accused of Watering Down Rules for Ministers Following 'Partygate'

Boris Johnson 

Boris Johnson 

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Boris Johnson has been accused of watering down the rules for ministers after it was made clear they will not automatically lose their jobs if they breach the Ministerial Code.

A Government policy statement said it was "disproportionate" to expect ministers to resign or face the sack for "minor" violations of the code's provisions.