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The Partygate affair is not over for the British prime minister – Boris Johnson is nevertheless pushing ahead with decoupling from the EU.

  • The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson* is still under political pressure.
  • The results of the investigative report on the “Partygate” affair are still pending.
  • Meanwhile, Johnson is pushing ahead with Brexit* through new laws.

LONDON – Notwithstanding the “Partygate” affair, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is keen to demonstrate something resembling capacity to act. The time factor plays into Johnson’s cards.

A date for the publication of the “Partygate” investigation report is still unknown. However, in all likelihood, the report by top official Sue Gray will initially only appear in a heavily censored version. This is related to investigations by the London police. In a statement, the agency asked that “minimum reference be made in the Cabinet Office report to the events being investigated by the Metropolitan Police”. This is intended to prevent “any bias” in the investigation.

Despite “Partygate”: Boris Johnson wants to push ahead with Brexit

Boris Johnson wants to try to regain control of government business this week. It is expected that on Monday (01/31/2022) a law will be introduced to facilitate the repeal of EU regulations and protections for Great Britain.

After Brexit, the British government wants to change the EU rules that are still in force more quickly in the future. On the second anniversary of the official exit from the EU, Johnson said the proposed “Brexit Freedoms Act” would “bolster the benefits of Brexit and ensure that companies have more money to invest, innovate and create jobs.” “.

Boris Johnson continues to be combative. © Carl Recine/rtr

The new law aims to “end the special status of EU law in our legal framework and ensure that we can more easily amend or repeal outdated EU law in the future.” According to the government, these reforms will cost UK companies £1 billion (1, 2 billion euros) in “paperwork” and “regulatory burden”.

This comes after Conservative MPs criticized the government for not making enough use of Brexit. Johnson is also expected to visit Ukraine earlier this week with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to present Britain’s position on the Conflict between Ukraine and Russia* to discuss.

Brexit: British companies complain about labor shortages

The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020. According to the Withdrawal Agreement, however, most EU rules remained in force until early 2021, and have continued to apply in the form of national laws since then. The British government wants to change the regulations selectively in order to secure advantages in trade policy, for example. However, this leads to conflicts with the EU, which is still the largest market for British companies.

So far, according to experts, leaving the EU has not brought the benefits promised by Johnson. Instead, companies are complaining about more bureaucracy, supply chain problems and labor shortages.

Boris Johnson: Ex-adviser calls Prime Minister a ‘complete idiot’

Regardless of this, one calculates in Great Britain* with more revelations on the “Partygate” affair even after Gray’s slimmed-down report is released. One of Johnson’s harshest critics, Dominic Cummings, told the Guardian on Sunday (01/30/2022) that it was his “duty” to get rid of Johnson as prime minister. Cummings said it was a process as necessary as “fixing the sewer system.”

Cummings, who was once Johnson’s chief adviser, called his former boss a “complete idiot” whose only occupation was “looking at maps” to order “things to be built” in his own honor. (skr/afp) *fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA


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