Boris Johnson news live: PM says ‘rule breakers MUST be punished’ as he responds to sleaze row at Cop26 press conference


BORIS Johnson gave a rousing speech to world leaders at the Glasgow COP26 – as he skirted over sleaze allegations by saying rules breakers “must be punished”.

The Prime Minister apparently caught a train to Glasgow this afternoon to speak at the climate change event – where it is thought he intends to shake up world leaders with a rousing speech at the climate conference.

After addressing world leaders, he was grilled by the press on the sleaze row engulfing his Government.

In response to a question from the BBC, he said: “The most important thing is that those who break the rules, they must be investigated and punished”

It comes as Labour analysis showed Tory MPs have received more than £1.7 million in consultancy fees since the start of 2021.

Anneliese Dodds, Labour Party chairwoman, said that one in seven Conservative MPs was taking money from outside interests – claiming 50 Tory backbenchers and former ministers had been paid by management or consultancy firms in the last year.

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