15 Jun 2023

Boris Johnson ‘deliberately misled parliament’, Covid inquiry finds

Political Editor

Long-awaited, but much more hard hitting than anticipated, the Privileges Committee report condemned Boris Johnson for repeatedly misleading MPs and – despite his protestations to the contrary – undermining the committee itself.

Being sent an advance copy of the report triggered his decision last week to quit as an MP. If he hadn’t he’d be facing a recommended 90 day suspension from parliament and a likely by-election.