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Britons Most Senior Minister Resigns after Porn found on his Parliamentary Computer

First Secretary of State Damian Green arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain. – Photo EPA

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s most senior minister, Damian Green, has resigned at her request after an internal investigation found that he had made misleading comments about pornography found on computers in his parliamentary office.

The resignation of one of her most trusted allies, who helped pacify her deeply divided party, is a serious blow for Ms May as she navigates the final year of tortuous Brexit negotiations before Britain’s exit in March 2019.

Mr Green, an old friend, was appointed in the wake of her disastrous bet on a June snap election which lost her party its majority in parliament. He was brought in to stabilise her leadership and counter enemies within the Conservative Party who wanted her to quit.

A review by the cabinet secretary found that Mr Green’s statements, which suggested he was not aware that indecent material was found in 2008 on parliamentary computers in his office, were “inaccurate and misleading”.

“I regret that I’ve been asked to resign from the government following breaches of the Ministerial Code, for which I apologise,” Mr Green said in a letter to the prime minister. He added that he did not download or view pornography on his parliamentary computers.

Source: Reuters

 

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