UK Politics

Truss: Cross-party report ‘overly harsh’ on Johnson

Former UK Prime Minister’s remarks in Dublin come as MPs gear up to vote on whether to accept the report

  • June 19, 2023
Liz Truss, former UK Prime Minister: Truss confirmed she would not be back in London to cast her vote. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former UK prime minister Liz Truss has said a report that found her predecessor Boris Johnson had misled MPs was “overly harsh”.

The Privileges Committee report - which MPs are gearing up to vote on today - concluded that Johnson had misled MPs over partygate and was complicit in a campaign of intimidation against the cross-party panel investigating him.

It recommended that Johnson should be suspended for 90 days as a result, but the former ...