MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Boris Johnson has already paid a heavy price… so axe this vengeful tribunal
How can we explain the continuing determination of MPs to go ahead with a tribunal empowered to humiliate and damage Boris Johnson for misdeeds to which he has already confessed and for which he has suffered the great penalty of being forced from the highest office in Government?
The Commons Committee of Privileges has extraordinary powers to grill Mr Johnson in public and even (incredibly and amazingly) to force him to quit as an MP. It is due to open its proceedings in early September when Parliament returns.
The official explanation is that the Committee is investigating the broad question of whether the House of Commons was misled. They say that what they call…