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UK's Johnson says he abhors bullying amid Pincher controversy

STORY: The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Keir Starmer, said that a government minister was accused of sexually assaulting a young man and read out the victim’s account saying that it should be a reminder for all those “propping up” the Prime Minister.

“He knew the accused minister had previously committed predatory behaviour, but he promoted him to a position of power anyway. Why?" asked Starmer.

Johnson said that Christopher Pincher, accused of sexual misconduct, is no longer a Conservative whip and that he is being investigated.

"I abhor bullying and abuse of power anywhere, in Parliament, in this party or in any other party," Johnson said.

Starmer also asked if Johnson has ever said “Pincher by name, pincher by nature.”

The PM said that a complaint against Pincher was made, and that he "greatly regrets that he continued in office".

“Anyone quitting now after defending all that hasn't got a shred of integrity,” Starmer said, asking if it was the first case of "sinking ships fleeing the rat".

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