Inside Politics: No 10 fears flat refurb ‘paper trail’ at Tory HQ

Boris Johnson may have to hand over texts and emails on his luxury redecorations, writes Adam Forrest

Thursday 29 April 2021 08:18

o borrow one of Jack Nicholson’s lines from A Few Good Men, Boris Johnson doesn’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to. The PM’s unhinged performance at PMQs – red-in-face, gesticulating wildly and screaming at Keir Starmer – saw him likened to Nicholson in the courtroom classic, cracking under the pressure of a lawyer’s demands for the truth. Johnson didn’t quite break, however. He still won’t tell us how his luxury furnishings were paid for. The Electoral Commission will have to take up the Tom Cruise role. The watchdog has launched its own formal investigation, which may finally force the hand of our stubborn general.

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