31 May 2022

Boris Johnson criticised by his adviser on ministerial interests

Boris Johnson has been severely criticised by his Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code.

Lord Geidt said the Prime Minister had not heeded his advice to explain publicly whether or not his fixed penalty notice for breaking Covid regulations meant he had broken the code.

It is yet another problem for the PM who is fending off daily calls from his own backbenchers for a vote of no confidence in his leadership.