Boris Johnson: Anyone who thinks I lied about lockdown parties is ‘out of their mind’
Boris Johnson has accused anyone who suspects he deliberately covered up lockdown parties in No 10 of being “out of their mind”.
The former prime minister said the claim was “strictly for the birds”, despite being under investigation for allegedly lying to Parliament over lockdown breaches.
Mr Johnson, in an interview with the Tory MP Nadine Dorries, who he is believed to have recommended for a peerage, said he thought their mid-pandemic gatherings were “within the rules”.
He insisted he had to be “respectful” to the cross-party Commons Privileges Committee that is undertaking the inquiry into him.
“But I’ll just repeat what I’ve said before, and I hope it’s obvious to everybody, that anybody who thinks I was knowingly going to parties that were breaking lockdown rules in No 10, or then knowingly covering up parties that were illicit that other people were going to, that’s all strictly for the birds,” he added.
“And if anybody thinks like that, they’re out of their mind.”
Mr Johnson, speaking to his diehard loyalist for her new TalkTV show, insisted his Downing Street was “thinking desperately” about Covid-19 testing and the vaccine rollout at the time.
“We all thought what we were doing – or certainly, I thought what we were doing – was within the rules. And what we certainly thought was that we were working blindingly hard on some massive priorities for the country,” he added.
The former prime minister, forced out of office by the Conservatives after a series of scandals, is expected to give evidence to the inquiry in the coming months.
He had repeatedly told the Commons there were no rule-breaking parties in Downing Street, and that the rules had been followed at all times.
But the Metropolitan Police issued 126 fines for breaches of Covid rules, including to Mr Johnson himself, for offences spanning a series of gatherings in 2020 and 2021.
The Privileges Committee has been sifting through a mound of written evidence handed over by Rishi Sunak’s Downing Street.
If the committee rules Mr Johnson did lie to Parliament and a suspension of more than 10 sitting days is approved, he could face a challenging by-election in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat.
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Well, I must be out of my mind….I have got diagnosis of mood and personality disorders, so being out of my mind is just another label to me so you keep talking your way into deep(er) trouble Boris (reference for the old skool Hardcore crew there, keep those hardcore basses rollllling) you vermin rat. We’ve had enough. We’ve got pictures…..
If you are going to lie, lie big eh Fat Shanks…
Imagine the whoppers those two could concoct between them…
Both novelists of some repute…
I hope this program comes with a fact-check warning…
That’s what it’s all about then, if he doesn’t know what a lie is he must be telling the truth, or is he telling lies about that ??????make up your own mind .
When you’re known as a liar don’t be surprised when people don’t believe you. Irresponsibility thy name is Boris.
It’s not mad Nad he needs to be talking to but a competent Psycho analyst tbh, the clown mask disappeared a long time ago exposing a deluded character that has always been there. It’s a shame that he is even now, aided & abetted by those such as Dorries et al who for the sake of holding on to the coat tails of power & privilege are always ready to keep feeding him the delusions he thrives on.
He is a very truthful man.
The alternative truth of a parallel world where we are all out of OUR minds and only HE can save us.
Rumour has It that he couldn’t get a job as a backstreet used car salesman because he wasn’t truthful enough
I’m out of my mind.
So are the idiots who vote this shower into government
You can’t believe this lot when they’re whistling.
With every word this massive clown liar digs a deeper hole for himself.
Anyone who has belived a word he has said, since learning to speak, is out of their tiny minds. He doesn’t even make them up as he goes along, to be believed. He is everything bad a out the concept of British, all rolled into one chubby, drunk piece of crap. Foreign born piece of crap, as his party likes to talk birthplace to massage figures.