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Boris Johnson’s Ethics Adviser Quits After Suggesting UK PM Broke Code

  • Resignation puts focus back on Johnson’s Partygate scandal
  • Breaking ministerial code is historically a resigning matter
Christopher Geidt
Christopher GeidtPhotographer: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament
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The spotlight is back on Boris Johnson’s conduct during the Partygate scandal following the resignation of his ethics adviser, Christopher Geidt, just a day after suggesting in Parliament that the prime minister had breached the ministerial code.

“With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as independent adviser on ministers’ interests,” Geidt said Wednesday in a statement on the UK government website.