Nicola Sturgeon cleared. Boris Johnson still unchecked
by Gabriele Bonafede
Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish PM, has been cleared of knowingly breaching the ministerial code over her dealings with Alex Salmond. The narrative from many media outlets was that she had misled the Scottish parliament.
More precisely, after weeks of harassment on the subject from Tory newspapers and media, an independent inquiry cleared Mrs Sturgeon.
Conclusions are very simple. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the ministerial code of conduct. On the other hand, Boris Johnson has not yet been investigated for much more evident false claims pronounced in Westminster. Did Johnson breach the ministerial code of conduct? It seems so, from publicly visible evidence.
Nicola Sturgeon cleared. And what about Boris Johnson?
For instance, a documented list of some bluntly false statements in UK Parliament has been produced since long by Peter Stefanovic, a Lawyer, Journalist and Filmmaker.
“Boris Johnson has lied to Parliament relentlessly and unchecked, practically every week since he became PM. Imagine the public outrage if BBC1 did it’s job and put this on the six o’clock news”, Stefanovic claims on top of this video posted via social network on March 12th along with many others posted in his channel.
“Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the ministerial code of conduct, an inquiry finds. I doubt the same can be said for this individual [Boris Johnson]”, Stefanovic commented on Twitter today. while re-launching the same video.
Everyone knows that Boris Johnson lied countless times to the public and the Parliament. One of the most famous lies was the story about 350£ million a week bus during the referendum campaign, although he was not yet PM at that time. Producing a simple list of Johnson’s’ lies is challenging in itself, for he lied so many times before and after being appointed PM.
Given the proofless claims against Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson should be immediately investigated about his own lies and acts for misleading the UK Parliament so many times and for so long. Johnson should not be the only one to be investigated on these accounts.