James Heale James Heale

Four things we learnt from the Boris Partygate probe


Today the privileges committee has published its initial report into whether Boris Johnson lied to the House of Commons about Partygate. This inquiry does not look at whether gatherings in lockdown happened or not – we know they did. Rather, it is going to investigate whether Johnson was aware such gatherings were taking place and, if he did, whether he ‘knowingly’ lied to the House of Commons when he told MPs that ‘the rules were followed at all times’.

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