Boris to give evidence in inquiry into whether he lied to Parliament as committee says partygate breaches were ‘obvious’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson addresses the Global Soft Power Summit at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on March 2, 2023 in London, England. The conference explores the role of soft power in international politics and business. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

BORIS Johnson will give bombshell evidence to the Commons committee investigating Partygate in less than three weeks.

In a dramatic public hearing, the ex-PM will try and prove he DIDN’T lie to MPs about illegal gatherings in Downing Street during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson will give bombshell evidence to the Commons Privileges Committee in less than three weeks

It comes as the investigating Privileges Committee published its first report today, finding breaches of Covid guidance would have been “obvious” to Boris at some of the boozy events he went to.

The report also said there’s evidence the ex-PM’s press advisors “struggled” to believe rules were always followed.

If Boris is found to have knowingly lied in the Commons chamber he faces being suspended as an MP or even expelled.

But in a forthright statement BoJo said today’s report vindicates” him and shows “no evidence” he “knowingly or recklessly misled parliament”. 

“I am grateful to the committee for their work over the last ten months,” he said.

“I believe that their labours have helped establish the obvious truth: It is clear from this report that I have not committed any contempt of parliament.

“It is also clear that what I have been saying about this matter from the beginning has been vindicated.”

The ex-PM also slammed the Partygate probe as tainted because it will rely on evidence from Sue Gray.