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How damning is the Privileges Committee’s report?

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We have finally got the results of the Privileges Committee’s report into whether Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament, and it doesn’t make for comfortable reading for the former prime minister.

The 30,000-word document finds that he committed multiple contempts of parliament, including deliberately misleading the house, deliberately misleading the committee, breaching confidence, impugning the committee and the democratic process of the house and ‘being complicit in the campaign of abuse and attempted intimidation of the committee’.

What will these findings mean for Boris? And what has the reaction been in parliament?

 Katy Balls speaks to Isabel Hardman and James Heale. 

 Produced by Cindy Yu and Oscar Edmondson.


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