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Boris Johnson insists he is an honest person and truth is ‘very important to me’

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Boris Johnson has insisted he is an “honest” person doing his best to tell the truth, although he admits he was “accidentally” wrong in telling everything covid Rules had been followed at Downing Street.

The Prime Minister also said he had “no idea” if he would face any further fines from the Metropolitan Police rule-breaking government parties In the coming weeks.

Speaking to ITV Good morning BritainMr Johnson said the best way to gauge his honesty is “to look at what this government says it will do and what it is doing”.

If he was honest, Mr Johnson said: “Yes. I do my best to truthfully and accurately represent what I believe. Sometimes it’s controversial and sometimes it offends people, but that’s what I do.”

When presenter Susanna Reid referred to the importance of honesty and truth, Mr Johnson said: “It’s very important to me.”

He added: “If you talk about the statements I made to the House of Commons, I was inadvertently wrong and I have apologized for that… I have apologized for the things we have done wrong during the pandemic, and I repeat the apologies.”

Mr Johnson faces an inquiry into misleading Parliament party gate after telling the Commons that no laws were being broken at Downing Street.

This comes despite persistent calls for his resignation from opposition MPs, as well as some of his own backbenches, after police issued him with a speeding ticket (FPN) for attending a celebration of his birthday at No 10.

Mr Johnson insisted that any news of another FPN “do not remain classified” but asked the public to wait until the police investigation and Chief Officer Sue Gray had their full account of the scandal.

He added: “I’ll make sure you know a lot more about it as soon as I can comment on the conclusion of the investigation.”

Asked why he should not step down, as did Matt Hancock as Health Secretary and Allegra Stratton as Downing Street press secretary, the Prime Minister said: “I’m going on with the job I was elected to do… and I’m proud of what we have done.”

The Prime Minister also acknowledged that Britain could have reacted more quickly to help Ukrainian refugees, but said “a large number” of war refugees are now coming to Britain.

“So far 86,000 visas have been issued and 27,000 are already here and I want to say ‘thank you’ – 27,000 is a lot and it’s growing fast and I want to give credit to all those who are helping to take care of the Ukrainians. Could we have done it faster? Yes, maybe we could.”

Mr Johnson also asked GMB Host “Who is Lorraine?” when he appeared on the program for the first time in almost five years.

“Who is Lorraine? Lorraine is a legend!” Ms. Reid fired back at her colleague Lorraine Kelly.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-interview-parties-truth-b2070371.html Boris Johnson insists he is an honest person and truth is ‘very important to me’

Bobby Allyn

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