Boris Johnson has breached the requirements for honesty to become an Member of Parlaiment.
He was sacked by the Times for lying and was sacked as a Cabinet member by the Tory leader for lying.
A recent Channel 4 News investigation revealed that he has not acted properly in relation to the Royal Albert Docks £1 billion development tender process, which also breaches the requirements set out below. The former Chair for Standards in Public Life described his conduct as ‘semi-corrupt’. There has been absolutely no independent investigation or scrutiny of the actions of Boris Johnson and there has been no accountability for this improper tender process.
He has made many false and dishonest statements during his tenure as Mayor, including submitting a report based on computer modelled predicted air quality reports to the Environmental Audit Committee, trying to pass them off as actual reports of actual air quality measurements and falsely claiming that the reports showed significant reductions in air pollution.
He implemented the London Taxi Age Limit falsely claiming that it would reduce pollution and despite the fact that he had submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee stating that ‘a new Euro 5 vehicle will create 5 times as much NO2 as a 15 year old vehicle’ which was based on scientific evidence from the Environmental Research Group at Kings College.
The Taxi Age limit contradicted the Mayors own written evidence and was allegedly, purely for the purpose of financial gain for his Tory buddy MP Tim Yeo, who has now been deselected by his local constituency because of his improper conduct. Yeo Chaired the Inquiry into Air Pollution which led to the implementation of the Taxi Age Limit but was also Chair of the company selling the new taxis that drivers were forced to buy at a cost of £40k . It was a clear breach of the Parliamentary Code yet the Standards Commissioner dismissed complaints despite concrete evidence of a breach of the Parliamentary Rules.
The Rules state:
3 "when a member of a Committee, particularly the Chairman, has a financial interest which is directly affected by a particular inquiry or when he or she considers that a personal interest may reflect upon the work of the Committee or its subsequent Report, the Member should stand aside from the Committee proceedings relating to it." [Paragraph 24]
It is also another breach of the requirements to be an MP by Boris Johnson, that he implemented the Taxi Age Limit purely for financial gain for his Tory Buddy.
Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.
There should be a full urgent Independent investigation of Boris Johnsons actions BEFORE he is elected as a Member of Parliament.
If it is proven that he has acted improperly as Mayor he should be barred from becoming a Member of Parliament.