Under-fire committee probing Boris Johnson to carry on despite legal advice saying it’s ‘fundamentally flawed’

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his visit to EDF's Sizewell B Nuclear power station, in Sizewell, Britain September 1, 2022. Chris Radburn/Pool via REUTERS REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT/File Photo

THE under-fire committee probing Boris Johnson wants to carry on despite bombshell legal advice saying it is “fundamentally flawed”.

It sets the stage for a fiery showdown with Boris loyalist MPs who are poised to try to water down the inquiry when Parliament returns this week.

The under-fire committee probing Boris Johnson wants to carry on despite bombshell legal advice saying it is ‘fundamentally flawed’

Lord Pannick has warned the investigation into the PM would be ruled unlawful by real judges

Parliament’s Privileges Committee has been accused of running a “kangaroo court” and “witchhunt” into Bojo and partygate claims.

It was dealt a massive blow earlier this week when Lord Pannick – one of Britain’s most senior lawyers – said it would be ruled unlawful by real judges.

MPs sitting on the cross-party committee will meet this Wednesday to work out how to respond to the blistering assessment.

But HOAR on Sunday understands they want to plough on with the probe.

Despite the furious backlash, the investigation will only be scrapped if MPs vote to pull it, insiders said.

Tory MP Sir Benard Jenkin, who sits on the committee, furiously defended the probe, tweeting: “I am glad we now have a proper considered opinion to deal with. 

“This is the way to proceed, instead of just smear and innuendo against the Committee and the established processes.”