Boris Johnson is under fire for defending former Cabinet Secretary Owen Patterson against a penalty for violating lobbying rules.
Patterson had helped lobby the government to get contracts for Randox, the firm where he advised.
During a question session in the British House of Commons, Boris Johnson was repeatedly criticized for interrupting the meeting. “I’m in charge here,” Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the British House of Commons, told the Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson has since admitted it was “a total mistake” to try to defend Patterson. The prime minister also said he fully accepted that what his former Conservative colleague had done was wrong.