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Boris Johnson Allies Accuse MPs Investigating Him of Conducting a ‘Witch Hunt’

Boris Johnson is due to leave No 10 in less than a month.

Boris Johnson is due to leave No 10 in less than a month.

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Tory allies of Boris Johnson have accused a committee of MPs investigating whether he misled Parliament of conducting a "vengeful and vindictive" "witch hunt".

Although he is due to leave No 10 in less than a month, the Commons Privileges Committee is going ahead with its inquiry into whether the Prime Minister committed a contempt of Parliament by misleading MPs with his partygate denials.