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GMB’s Adil Ray furiously rips up ‘ministerial code’ in front of MP defending Boris Johnson over Partygate

Adil Ray angrily shredded a document in front of a government minister on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, pretending it was the ministerial code.

After asking an MP whether he would send Jesus to Rwanda on Monday’s show, the presenter was back asking the big questions alongside Kate Garraway as they tackled the latest political headlines.

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis was a guest on the programme and told the hosts that he doesn’t believe Boris Johnson has broken the ministerial code, which is a set of rules and principles issued by the Prime Minister which outlines the standards of conduct for government ministers.

Mr Lewis’s comments came as Boris faces an investigation into whether he misled Parliament with partygate denials.

After hearing the MP’s remark, Adil took it upon himself to read Boris’s foreword to the code, which he wrote in 2019.

‘We must uphold the very standards of propriety and this code sets out how we must do so,’ he said.

‘The code goes on to say it should be read against the background of overarching duty of ministers to comply with the law and to protect the integrity of public life.’

Adil then ripped up a piece of paper live on air and in doing so, said to Mr Lewis: ‘He hasn’t done that, so should we just tear up the ministerial code?’

Adil ripped up a piece of paper pretending it was the ministerial code (Picture: ITV)

‘No, I think the ministerial code is an important feature of our democracy,’ Mr Lewis simply responded.

‘But how can it be important if he’s not going to abide by it?’ Adil fired back.

The ministerial code states that ministers who ‘knowingly mislead Parliament will be expected to offer their resignation to the Prime Minister’.

‘We must uphold the very standards of propriety and this code sets out how we must do so,’

Adil and Kate had been joined by Brandon Lewis on the programme (Picture: ITV)

‘The code goes on to say it should be read against the background of overarching duty of ministers to comply with the law and to protect the integrity of public life.

It’s expected that Boris ‘will make a full-throated apology’ to MPs today as he could face an investigation into whether he misled Parliament with partygate denials.

Boris is likely to brush fresh allegations under the carpet as he’s accused of being the ringleader at one Downing Street leaving do.

It comes after he became the first sitting British PM to be found to have broken the law when he was fined for going to his own birthday party amid lockdown restrictions.

It is thought he may face ‘at least three more fines’ with a new report claiming the worst pictures ‘are yet to surface’.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.


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