Ms Noa Hoffman wrote at Public Home that UK Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Lord Christopher Geidt, who resigned from his position as last week, has insisted that the move was not limited to the issues around steel, but was driven by broader ethical objections. In a letter addressed to the chair of Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, Lord Christopher Geidt emphasized his decision to step down was not limited to ethical considerations regarding steel tariffs. Instead he highlighted the problem of being asked to give advanced cover to the Prime Minister where there is contemplation of doing something that may be in breach of international law. Lord Christopher Geidt wrote in the letter “Since my letter of resignation was made public… there has been some confusion about the precise cause of my decision. My letter has been interpreted to suggest that an important issue of principle was limited to some narrow and technical consideration of steel tariffs. The cautious language of my letter may have failed adequately to explain the far wider scope of my objection.” Lord Christopher Geidt sent shockwaves through Westminster when he became the second independent ethics adviser appointed by Johnson to step down from the role in the space of three years.