'I do not believe the PM has lied': Northern Ireland Secretary Conor Burns defends Boris Johnson

One of Boris Johnson’s closest allies stressed on Friday that “there is no question of the Prime Minister going” after the partygate furore erupted again.Northern Ireland minister Conor Burns insisted Mr Johnson had not deliberately misled Parliament when he denied that Covid rules were broken with parties in Downing Street.He rejected accusations that the Prime Minister had “lied” over the issue.

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