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Former PM Johnson to appear before Commons Privileges Committee

Former PM Johnson to appear before Commons Privileges Committee

Boris Johnson has said that a Commons Privileges Committee investigation into whether he lied to MPs with his partygate denials shows he has “not committed any contempt of Parliament”.

In a statement, the former prime minister said: “I am grateful to the committee for their work over the last ten months. I believe that their labours have helped establish the obvious truth.

“It is clear from this report that I have not committed any contempt of Parliament. It is also clear that what I have been saying about this matter from the beginning has been vindicated.

“That is because there is no evidence in the report that I knowingly or recklessly misled parliament, or that I failed to update parliament in a timely manner.

“Nor is there any evidence in the report that I was aware that any events taking place in No 10 or the Cabinet Office were in breach of the rules or the guidance.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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