Boris Johnson ‘LIED’ about £113k Downing Street refurb
Boris Johnson was yesterday hit by a damaging new blow — accused of lying over his Downing Street flat makeover.
The Electoral Commission fined the Tory party £17,800 for failing to report how money was spent on gold wallpaper and fittings costing £112,549.
The watchdog said the Conservatives failed to “accurately report a donation and keep a proper accounting record” of cash handed over by Tory peer Lord Brownlow in 2020.
It leaves the PM fighting on three fronts — with No10 facing fresh allegations over “partygate” and Tory MPs threatening a revolt over the vaccine passports plan.
Despite the furore, Mr Johnson will take time out at the end of his chaotic week to be with wife Carrie, who yesterday gave birth to a baby girl, and son Wilfred.
The PM borrowed more than £52,000 for the refurb, paid for via a party loan from Lord Brownlow.
Earlier this year, Mr Johnson said he had no idea who was behind the loan. But yesterday’s report revealed he WhatsApped the peer asking for more cash.