Boris Johnson to order Tory MPs to block probe into whether he lied over Partygate
Daily Mirror says Boris Johnson is set to order Tory MPs to block an investigation into claims he lied to parliament over Partygate.
MPs will hold a bombshell vote tomorrow on whether to refer the Prime Minister to the Privileges Committee for an investigation.
But Tory whips are gearing up to order MPs to vote against the motion – while the PM is away in India and Rishi Sunak is visiting the US – meaning a probe into whether he lied cannot happen.
A source claimed no decision had been made on whipping yet. But one minister today confirmed the government was against the probe – saying there are already “a number of strands” investigating the PM and “we need to exhaust those” first.
Another minister, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said critics should “bear in mind” that the Privileges Committee is chaired by a Labour MP.
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