Here is the Government’s statement.
“Following a complaint of serious misconduct, the Prime Minister has asked Conor Burns MP to leave the government with immediate effect. The Prime Minister took direct action on being informed of this allegation and is clear that all ministers should maintain the high standards of behaviour – as the public rightly expects.”
Burns’s Twitter response is above.
He previously resigned as Minister for Trade Policy in 2020, after a Standards Committee inquiry found he had made “veiled threats” to use privilege to “further his family’s interests”.