London: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak On Monday he engaged in a public war of words with Boris Johnson, in a row over controversial awards the former leader has bestowed on his key political allies. Johnson’s long-awaited political honor roll was published Friday, and it’s been rewarding Britain’s exit from the European Union Militants and even those involved in the “Partigate” scandal that contributed to his downfall last year. But its failure to produce many of the expected names prompted accusations from Johnson’s camp of interference from Sunak and Downing Street before it was submitted.
Sunak’s spokesman told reporters it was “absolutely untrue” that the prime minister or officials removed names from Johnson’s list before it was sent to the House of Lords Audit Committee. Then the Prime Minister himself criticized Johnson, accusing him of asking him to overturn the decision of the Committee, which had rejected eight of his nominations in the unelected upper house of Parliament. “Boris Johnson asked me to do something that I wasn’t ready to do, because I didn’t think it was right,” he said at a technology conference in London. “This was either to abolish the Holac Committee (the House of Lords Appointments Committee), or to make promises to people. I wasn’t prepared to do that. Like I said I didn’t think it was right, and if people don’t like it then it’s tough.” Johnson responded in a statement, saying: “Rishi Sunak is talking nonsense.”
His resignation honors list has sparked new factional fighting within the ruling Conservative Party.


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