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Does Boris Johnson’s partygate defence stand up to scrutiny?

22 March 2023

1:12 AM

22 March 2023

1:12 AM

This morning, Boris Johnson’s response to the accusations against him was published in a substantial dossier to the Privileges Committee. It comes just a day before the unprecedented hearing that is likely to determine his political future.

This submission was a long time coming. In its interim report, published on 3 March, the Committee noted that it had first written to Johnson asking for his version of events as long ago as 21 July last year.

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