Boris Johnson misled MPs and would have been sanctioned if he hadn’t already resigned as an MP
The Commons Select Committee has announced its finding this morning that Boris Johnson did lie to MPs during the ‘partygate’ scandal, showed repeated contempt for Parliament, then misled the investigation into his conduct and then tried to bully and intimidate MPs into not finding him guilty.
In other news, the Pope is Catholic and bears poop in the woods.
While some MPs wanted Johnson expelled entirely from the Commons, this was defeated by Tory MPs but the committee said that Johnson’s resignation as an MP means that no sanction can be imposed, but that before his resignation it had already agreed to suspend him for ninety days, long enough to bring the Recall of MPs Act into play, forcing Johnson to step down or face a by-election. However, Johnson will be stripped of the parliamentary pass he would normally be entitled to as a former MP.
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