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Boris Johnson U-turns on partygate vote

Boris Johnson visits India today (Photo: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street)

MPs are now likely to pass the motion referring Boris Johnson to a privileges committee inquiry into whether he misled parliament after the government dropped its opposition. Now, Conservative MPs have a free vote and are on a one-line whip, with their party whips instructing them that the Prime Minister is ‘happy for the Commons to decide on any referrals to the Privilege Committee’ and that they are not going to move the amendment they tabled trying to delay the entire thing until the publication of the Sue Gray report.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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