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Furious Boris Johnson insists he paid for flat refurbishment himself

Telegraph, 28 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson has insisted he broke no "rules or laws" over the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat, amid a formal investigation into the matter.

This morning the Electoral Commission revealed it had launched a probe into the matter, saying there were "reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred".

A spokesman said: "The investigation will determine whether any transactions relating to the works at 11 Downing Street fall within the regime regulated by the Commission and whether such funding was reported as required."

During a heated PMQs, Sir Keir Starmer said this was "incredibly serious".

Read more in our politics liveblog: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/28/boris-johnson-news-covid-lockdown-bodies-flat-pmqs/

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