Boris Johnson found to have committed ‘repeated contempts’ of UK parliament

Attacking the committee’s findings, the former Prime Minister said: “This is rubbish. It is a lie.”

  • June 15, 2023
Johnson hit out at what he called a “deranged conclusion”, accusing the Tory-majority group of MPs he has repeatedly sought to disparage of lying. Picture: Getty

Boris Johnson committed “repeated contempts” of Parliament by deliberately misleading MPs with his partygate denials before being complicit in a campaign of abuse and intimidation, a cross-party investigation has found.

The Privileges Committee recommended a 90-day suspension which would have paved the way for a by-election for the former prime minister if he had not quit the Commons in anticipation.

Though his resignation means he will escape that punishment, the committee recommended that he should ...