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Boris Johnson Faces Probe Over Luxury Holiday – Report

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in London, on November 30, 2019. SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP

 

Britain’s parliamentary watchdog is investigating Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid questions over who paid for his latest Caribbean vacation, it was reported Sunday.

The Observer newspaper mentioned that Kathryn Stone, the parliamentary commissioner for requirements within the Home of Commons, had launched an inquiry earlier this week.

Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, with whom he lately introduced he was anticipating a child, went on a visit to the privately owned island of Mustique over the New Yr.

Within the register of MPs’ pursuits, he claimed the £15,000 (17,300-euro, $19,600) vacation  was offered by David Ross, a businessman and donor to his Conservative occasion.

Nevertheless there was confusion after Ross initially denied handing over any cash, and later clarified that it was a “benefit in kind”.

The principle opposition Labour occasion urged the commissioner to analyze.

Downing Avenue, which beforehand insisted that every thing had been declared correctly, declined to touch upon information of the inquiry.

AFP

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