Sleaze row U-turn is Johnson’s Super League moment

The Liberal Democrats have said that the Government’s U-turn over rewriting sleaze rules is Boris Johnson’s “Super League moment.”

It comes as Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP has secured an application for an emergency debate in Parliament on parliamentary standards, to force ministers to answer questions from MPs about the issue.

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP said: “This is Boris Johnson’s Super League moment. This corrupt government thought they could get away with rigging the system without anyone realising. Now they have been forced into a humiliating U-turn after a huge public backlash.

“The Tories are still leaving the door open to setting up a crony committee in future. We must not let them off the hook for future investigations, whether it’s into dodgy Covid contracts or the redecorating of Boris Johnson’s flat.”

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