Boris Johnson: UK MPs approve probe into PM’s alleged partygate lies
Euronews says British MPs have decided to open an investigation targeting Boris Johnson over the so-called “partygate” scandal, to find out whether he knowingly misled Parliament about illegal social events held on government property during coronavirus lockdowns.
The move will be seen as a major test of trust in the prime minister, and if the inquiry finds that he lied, the pressure will only grow for him to respond in the traditional manner and resign.
It follows a police fine Johnson received last week for attending a birthday celebration in his office in June 2020 in violation of lockdown rules.
An investigation was approved by parliamentarians without a formal vote due to the lack of opposition, and will now be carried out by Parliament’s Committee of Privileges.
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