Theodore Agnew, Britain’s Minister of State for Finance, submitted his resignation on Monday to the whole of Parliament, in protest of the government’s ineffectiveness in fighting fraud, particularly fraudulent payments of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Given that I am responsible for fighting fraud, It would be dishonest for me to remain in office if I feel that I am unable to do so properly, Not to mention the defense of the work done. For this reason, I have decided to submit my resignation (…) with immediate effect,” declared Theodore Agnew in the House of Lords.
“This is not an assault on the Prime Minister and I am sorry for the inconvenience it will cause.”
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A Conservative Party politician has been called in to explain why the Treasury is considering a £4,300m (€5,110m) loss in support of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of State for Finance in charge of Efficiency and Transformation since 2020, Renew the qualification of government oversight on the various support mechanisms The companies are “no less than hopelessly inadequate” and said “fundamental mistakes have been made”.
Total losses from government fraud are estimated at £29,000 million (€34,440 million) annually. Of course, not everything can be avoided. He criticized that a mixture of arrogance, arrogance and ignorance paralyzes the machinery of government.
Agnew emphasized that The resignation has nothing to do with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership crisis, criticized by many Conservative MPs.
When he left the House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament, the politician was applauded, particularly by members of the opposition.
I think we just witnessed one of the most dramatic moments we’ve had in the House of Representatives, from a Secretary of State who felt that his integrity could no longer guarantee his continuation as a member of the Government,” commented Labor leader in the House of Lords, Angela Smith.
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