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Disgraced MP defends Boris Johnson in wake of explosive partygate report

01 Feb 2022 3 minutes Read
Rob Roberts MP. Photo by David Woolfall is licensed under CC BY 3.0

A disgraced Welsh MP has defended Boris Johnson in response to an explosive report into partygate by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

Rob Roberts, who was suspended from Parliament for six weeks for sexual misconduct, leapt to the defence of the beleaguered Prime Minister during a debate in the House of Commons.

The Independent Member of Parliament, who has had the Conservative whip removed, told MPs that Johnson has “delivered on Brexit”, and claimed that he has “delivered a country that is coming out of a pandemic and an economy that is thriving”.

The long-awaited report into parties in Downing Street has said there is no need to wait for the police to investigate to know that the gatherings within Downing Street and elsewhere should not have taken place.

It also said that the public “rose to the challenge” of the Covid pandemic but that there were “failures of leadership” inside No 10.

Roberts, who represents the constituency of Delyn, said: “Delivery is key. The Prime Minister delivers. He delivered on Brexit. He delivered with furlough and with the self-employment income support scheme, which ensured that businesses were able to survive. [Interruption.]

The Opposition shout it down because they do not like it; that is fine. He delivered one of the best vaccination programmes in the world.

“He delivered a country that is coming out of a pandemic and an economy that is thriving, with people who sadly lost their jobs in the last two years having more vacancies than ever to choose from. Nobody talks about those things, however, because all—”

The Speaker said: “Order. I think the Prime Minister has a grip of what the hon. Gentleman is saying.”

Boris Johnson said: “We will deliver on the people’s priorities. We will deliver and keep delivering for Wales.”

‘Not been published in full’ 

The Sue Gray report has not been published in full because the most serious allegations are being investigated by the police.

The senior civil servant re-wrote it after the Met Police  asked for only “minimal reference” to be made to events they are looking at, in order to “avoid any prejudice to our investigation”.

Many Conservative MPs had said they are waiting for the findings of the report before deciding whether to put in letters to trigger a vote of no confidence in the beleaguered Prime Minister.


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Mick Tems
Mick Tems
3 months ago

Sex predator Roberts and serial liar Bonking Bozo – all with no morals whatsoever.

Ceramike
Ceramike
3 months ago

Disgraced MP offers support to a disgraced PM. Both should have resigned but haven’t. How much lower can they possibly sink. Both mired in dishonesty and corruption.

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Recovering economy????? Celery is a luxury round here because a bunch of Britnats didn’t want EU pickers. Anyway, why give any oxygen to the opinion of a sex pest?

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
3 months ago

Bojo and Balrog, such moral authority.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
3 months ago

Tebyg at ei debyg.

Adar o’r un lliw hedant i’r un lle.

And ffôr the sêc ov owr Inglish speekers: “Sh*t attracts flies”

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

… Trying to crawl back in to favour with his fellow- disgraced leader. God, doesn’t this morally corrupt bunch of robbers make you want to vomit?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
3 months ago

Tory pervert Rob Roberts instead of brown nosing and defending the indefensible should in reality have a tag on his ankle for his disgusting actions.

Let him bask in the sun, because this obnoxious opportunist will be kicked out of office if & when we have a General Election.

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago

Does NC have to publish a picture of this WAnchor every time they run a story involving him ? It really does offend my gut. No redeeming features whatsoever. Though I am surprised he is upright as he spends most of his time at the trough.

Marc
Marc
3 months ago

When the Prime Minister gets praise from a sexual predator you know his time is running out. and when it does I’m going down the pub for a ‘Downing Street style work event’

Gwyn Evans
Gwyn Evans
3 months ago

I suspect that this man is a long lost brother of Andrew R. T. Davies who has modelled himself on The Haystack. And both he and the PM are bonkers, in all senses.

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
3 months ago

What possesses the constituents of Delyn to vote for such a loathsome individual. He offers nothing but sycophancy and sexual misconduct!

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