Named and shamed: Boris allies accused of ‘disturbing’ attacks on democracy
The Independent says Boris Johnson’s allies have been accused of undermining democracy with a “coordinated campaign of interference” which put “unprecedented” pressure on the committee investigating whether the ex-PM lied to parliament over Partygate.
The privileges committee has published its new special report highlighting comments by Tory MPs who criticised the cross-party MPs during their 14-month inquiry.
Nadine Dorries, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Andrea Jenkyns and Priti Patel are among those named in the report after comments they made about the probe, which some described as a “witch hunt” and “kangaroo court”.
The committee concluded in a damning report this month that Mr Johnson lied to parliament over Partygate and recommended a 90-day suspension.
But he evaded that punishment by quitting as an MP after being told in advance of its findings. Shortly after, he accepted a new role as a columnist at the Daily Mail.