Lord Agnew blasted Boris Johnson’s Government during a dramatic resignation speech in the House of Lords before quitting his job to applauds from fellow peers. The Conservative Minister said he was unable to defend the government’s record when challenged over Covid loan fraud.
Lord Agnew told Peers: “Arrogance, indolence, and ignorance freezes the government machine.
“Action taken today will give this Government a sporting chance of cutting income tax before a likely May 2024 election.
“If my removal helps that to happen, it would have been worth it.”
Before walking out of the Chamber he added: “Thank you and goodbye!”
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