Audience bursts out laughing as journalist asks Tory MP if Boris Johnson is ‘a model of moral integrity’
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An audience erupted with laughter after a Tory MP was asked if Boris Johnson is “a model of moral integrity”.

During BBC Radio 4’s discussion programme Any Questions?, host and journalist Chris Mason posed the question to the panel’s Conservative MP Chris Philp.

Mason asked: “Is the Prime Minister a model of moral integrity?”

In response, the audience can be heard bursting into laughing at the question and heckling, “Go on, Chris, let’s have it. Go on, Chris”.

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It comes after Johnson issued an apology following the leaked email inviting 100 employees to “socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden” on 20 May 2020. He insisted that he thought the “bring your own booze” garden gathering “was a work event.”

Mason continued: “Because that’s what this boils down to, doesn’t it – the character of the Prime Minister.”

MP for ​​Croydon South, Philp, responded: “Look, the Prime Minister has apologised really fulsomely for what happened. He did it publicly and he did it fulsomely.

“And, no I don’t think he’s an immoral person. I don’t think he’s immoral. What he thought he was doing, when he walked into Downing Street garden on the 20th of May 2020, was he thought he was going to say thank you to people, mostly civil servants, who had been working their socks off for months and months trying to keep us safe.”

Philp was booed by the audience as he repeated the same excuse Johnson made at PMQs when he admitted he attended the event.

Philp concluded his comments: “No I don’t think he’s immoral.”

That’s one person, then.

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