Boris Johnson is appearing before the Privileges Committee to determine if he deliberately misled Parliament about the Partygate scandal.
Why it matters
The outcome of the hearing could determine Boris Johnson's political future and potentially lead to his suspension as an MP.
What the papers say
The Independent says Johnson admitted misleading MPs but denied doing so intentionally or recklessly, while The Guardian highlights his defense that his statements were made in good faith. The Telegraph focuses on Johnson's acceptance that he misled Parliament but insists it was done in good faith based on what he knew at the time.
How we got here
The Partygate scandal emerged in late 2021, with allegations of lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street. Johnson initially denied the allegations but later admitted that his statements were incorrect.
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019.
The Commons Select Committee of Privileges is a Committee appointed by the House of Commons to consider specific matters relating to privileges referred to it by the House.
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The House of Commons, domestically often referred to simply as the Commons, is the lower house and de facto primary chamber of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster.