Boris Johnson admits he DID mislead Commons ‘unknowingly’ over partygate but insists he acted in ‘good faith’

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BORIS Johnson today admitted he DID mislead the Commons about illegal parties in Downing Street – but insists he did so unknowingly and in “good faith”.

The bombshell revelation came in a 52-page dossier the ex-PM submitted to the Privileges Committee, who are investing whether he deliberately misled Parliament.

Boris Johnson today admitted he misled Parliament about lockdown parties in Downing Street – but did so in good faith

In the document Boris says: “I accept that the House of Commons was misled by my statements that the rules and guidance had been followed completely at No.10.

“But when the statements were made, they were made in good
faith and on the basis of what I honestly knew and believed at the

“I did not intentionally or recklessly mislead the House.

“I would never have dreamed of doing so.”