Boris Johnson rewards close allies and aides linked to partygate scandal in honours list
Downing Street sought to distance Rishi Sunak, the current British prime minister, from Johnson’s resignation list
Boris Johnson has been accused of cronyism after handing out peerages, knighthoods and other gongs to his closest allies, including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel, as well as aides linked to the partygate scandal.
The former prime minister’s long-awaited resignation honours list, released by the British government on Friday afternoon, was branded a “catalogue of cronies” by critics.
Former London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey and Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen were among seven nominations for ...