London: UK trade secretary Connor Burns, who was sacked by Liz Truss following complaints of “serious misconduct” at a Conservative party meeting this week, was named by her predecessor Boris Johnson as part of a list of honors to resign. He will be awarded the title of Knight. Times.
As outgoing prime minister, Johnson has the right to ask the monarch, Charles III, to bestow nobility, knighthood, and other awards on those he deems worthy of that title.according to TelegraphJohnson plans to nominate at least 15 new Conservative MPs to the Senate, with Labor winning eight.
But listing Mr Burns’ name in his knighthood is likely to revive accusations of nepotism, draw renewed attention to the actions of Conservative MPs and put more pressure on the current prime minister. miserable party convention Interrupted by policy reorientation and political infighting, Truss will return to parliament’s new session on Wednesday for a live debate with Labor leader Kiel Sturmer.
Burns, 50, has also been suspended by lawmakers pending an investigation. He said he was looking forward to clearing his name.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown also participated in the discussion about Burns’ behavior and obliquely criticized Burns’ actions.
Also known as Scary Spice, she tweeted: Are you shocked by this complaint?let me remind you what you said [to] lift me up
She declined to offer any further explanation.
Johnson’s best friend, Burns, has had problems before. He resigned as trade minister in 2020 after a standards watchdog found he used his position as an MP to intimidate the public. Mr. Truss reinstated him to the Commerce Department a month ago.
By quickly firing Burns, Truss Chris Pincher case, Johnson angered Buckventure for not immediately firing Pincher over the sexual assault allegations. But the possibility of Burns being called “Sir Connor” again puts the party at risk of criticism.
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