Boris Johnson to face down claims he misled Parliament over Partygate

Boris Johnson to face down claims he misled Parliament over Partygate scandal – as opposition MPs plot to make him quit

  • Boris Johnson faces the threat of a formal House of Commons inquiry
  • Prime Minister assured the House that no rules were broken at No 10 
  • MPs to vote on a parliamentary committee to look into Johnson’s claim 
  • Prime Minister was issued a fixed penalty fine for breaking lockdown rules 

Boris Johnson will this week face down claims he misled Parliament as opposition MPs plot to make him quit.

The Prime Minister faces the threat of a formal House of Commons inquiry over his previous comments that no rules were broken at No 10.

Sources say Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is likely to allow two requests from opposition MPs for a so-called contempt motion into Mr Johnson’s conduct.

Above: Boris Johnson gave a statement after receiving a fine for breaking lockdown  rules. The Prime Minister faces the threat of a formal House of Commons inquiry over his previous comments that no rules were broken at No 10

Above: A police officer outside 10 Downing Street. A Cabinet Minister told The Mail on Sunday last night that Tory MPs might not ‘hold the line’ if Mr Johnson was fined again, adding: ‘If he gets two, three or four fines, people can lose their nerve quickly.’

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister will make a statement to MPs about receiving a fixed penalty notice for breaking Covid laws he introduced.

MPs are expected to vote on Thursday on whether a parliamentary committee should look into claims that he misled Parliament over Partygate.

The Prime Minister will be in India on Thursday and Friday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ongoing free trade agreement talks and to discuss security co-operation.

Few Tories criticised Mr Johnson publicly after he was fined by police, with a number of high-profile MPs saying it was not the right time to switch leaders, praising his response to Ukraine and playing down the fine.

Above: A protester holds up a placard of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside Downing Street.  Today an exclusive poll for the MoS has Labour 11 points ahead of the Tories – the highest lead Deltapoll has recorded since the 2019 Election

But a Cabinet Minister told The Mail on Sunday last night that Tory MPs might not ‘hold the line’ if Mr Johnson was fined again, adding: ‘If he gets two, three or four fines, people can lose their nerve quickly.’

Today an exclusive poll for the MoS has Labour 11 points ahead of the Tories – the highest lead Deltapoll has recorded since the 2019 Election.

It came as George Freeman became the latest Minister to raise concerns to his constituents about those fined.

In an email seen by The Sunday Times, the Science Minister said he was ‘concerned about the damage the saga may be doing to already fragile public trust in our politics, Parliament and Government’, adding that he was ‘pleased that the PM and Chancellor have issued apologies’. 

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