What happens next?

The consensus of Westminster is that Boris will survive and so will the sage, if he wants to. Where in the past breaking the law without a doubt would have been a matter of resignation, today’s expectation will not be the same. Those values ​​are long gone.

According to the minister’s code:

“It is very important that the ministers provide accurate and truthful information in the parliament and correct any unintentional errors. At the fastest opportunity. All the ministers who have deliberately misled the parliament will be asked to resign by the Prime Minister.

Perhaps the Prime Minister has to admit to himself that he knowingly lied in Parliament and accepted his resignation. This seems unlikely.

Yet Boris and Rishi must apologize to the House for misrepresenting their events. Police have ruled that Kovid violated the law. They will no doubt argue that they did not understand this rule and so they did “Unknowingly misled the House”. A recent example of inadvertently misleading the House is to apologize to the House for doing so.

Alun Cairns, the last minister in 2016, did this in response to a point of order:

“Further, that point of order, Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to clarify the position, and of course, I apologize if I have inadvertently misled the House. ”

Failing that, it would take a House vote, such as a vote of confidence to reinforce a more dramatic outcome. A low speed of condemnation is also possible, though somewhat meaningless. Tory MPs are not in the mood for leadership elections …

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