Boris Johnsons resignation honours list for carousel of cronies branded sickening insult

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2023-06-09 17:09:00  • 3 mins

Labours Angela Rayner called Boris Johnsons resignation honours list a sickening insult.

Former prime minister Boris Johnson has nominated close allies for knighthoods and damehoods in his resignation honours list.

Those put forward for a knighthood include former business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, former housing secretary Simon Clarke and MPs Conor Burns and Michael Fabricant. Former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Ben Elliot and William Lewis, a political adviser to Mr Johnson, are also in line to become knights bachelors.

Former home secretary Priti Patel has been nominated for a damehood, along with former ministers Andrea Jenkyns and Amanda Milling.

The deputy Labour leader said: Instead of tackling the cost-of-living crisis, the Tories are spending their time doling out rewards for those who tried to cover up rule-breaking and toadied to a disgraced former prime minister.

Its a sickening insult that those who planned Covid parties and held boozy lockdown bashes while families were unable to mourn loved ones are now set to be handed gongs by Rishi Sunak, she continued.

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