​The deep state stitch up of Boris Johnson could have deep ramifications for our political system, says Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton hits out at the privileges committee for their questioning of Boris Johnson

GB News
Dan Wootton

By Dan Wootton

Published: 22/03/2023

- 21:24

I knew it was going to be bad...

I knew it was going to be bad.

But the Privileges Committee kangaroo court attempting to finish off Boris Johnson’s political career was even more crooked, biased and corrupt than even I thought was possible.

Having read 52-pages of careful and considered evidence from the former Prime Minister yesterday, it is blatantly obvious that he neither knowingly or recklessly misled parliament.

That’s what the Committee was meant to be investigating today, not the horrific and inhumane Covid rules that you know I campaigned against throughout the lockdowns.

But the anger that many now feel about the revolting guidance and laws forced upon us in 2020 should not be conflated with an anti-democratic campaign to end the political career of Boris Johnson by the Westminster establishment – because that threatens to undermine British democracy itself.

But this Boris-hating Committee had made up its mind long before they heard a scrap of evidence.

The Labour Chairwoman Harriet Harman, who had already publicly declared her damning verdict against Boris, wants to see him booted from Parliament as the final act in her political career.

Remember, Boris remains the politician her party fears has the ability to beat Slippery Starmer at the next election

And during three hours and 15 minutes of torturous evidence, the Committee made clear they only had the public destruction of Boris in mind…

Let me be clear, even if you despise Boris Johnson and hope he never returns to Number Ten, this Committee must not be allowed to drive him out of office.

In an unprecedented move, they have redefined their definitions and thrown out any legal precedents in a bid to claim he ‘recklessly’ misled Parliament.

What on earth does that mean?

And do we want to exist in a system where Prime Ministers can no longer answer questions in the House of Commons, relying on advice from top officials and public servants, without fearing being booted from public life altogether.

Remember, Boris commissioned the Partygate Inquiry himself once he realised he’d been misled and corrected the record in Parliament once its findings were released.

The report author Sue Gray is now going to become Starmer’s Chief of Staff.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

The deep state stitch up of Boris Johnson could have deep ramifications for our political system.

It seems almost inevitable to me that this Committee is determined to find him guilty, despite failing to produce any smoking gun whatsoever today.

At that point, it will be up to all Conservative politicians – even Rishi Sunak – to do the right thing for the good of British democracy.

The stakes could not be higher.

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