Lord Pannick blasts Partygate investigation into Boris Johnson as cost to taxpayer surpasses £250k

‘Very unsatisfactory’: Lord Pannick KC blasts committee in charge of Partygate investigation into Boris Johnson as cost of probe to taxpayer surpasses £250,000

  • Crossbencher Lord Patrick Pannick KC says the Privilege Committee ‘proceeded on the basis that the alleged contempt requires an intention to mislead’ 
  • Boris Johnson’s allies have accused the Privileges Committee of a witch hunt
  • If found in contempt and suspended from the Commons for more than ten days, the former Prime Minister could face a by-election in his Uxbridge constituency

The row over a parliamentary inquiry into lockdown parties during Boris Johnson’s Downing Street reign intensified today after the leak of a confidential legal opinion about the legitimacy of the probe.


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