LONDON - Three and a half years ago, Boris Johnson led Britain's Conservative Party into its most triumphant election landslide since Margaret Thatcher. On Thursday, top British lawmakers called for the former prime minister to be stripped of his right to a visitor's pass to Parliament's grounds, capping off the one of the most dramatic character arcs in recent political memory.
Johnson resigned last week as a member of Parliament after receiving draft excerpts from a long-awaited parliamentary report into whether he had misled fellow lawmakers over breaches to covid rules that he himself announced. The report, released Thursday, found that he had - multiple times. It also found Johnson was "deliberately disengenous" and in "contempt" of Parliament. Johnson accused the committee of political bias, insisting he could not have misled anyone because he believed he was following the rules all along.