Boris think tank launch ‘broke rules’
BORIS Johnson is facing a probe for allegedly breaking government rules for a think tank launch.
Britain’s top civil servant, Sir Jeremy Heywood, has been asked to investigate if the Foreign Secretary breached the ministerial code to back the group.
Mr Johnson allowed the Institute for Free Trade to have its launch at his Foreign Office offices.
Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who campaigns for a soft Brexit, has demanded the probe.
He told Mr Johnson: “It does not seem right that Government property (and possibly resources) should be used to promote a hardright think tank.
“You give the impression of having fallen short of the high standards expected of Cabinet ministers.”
PROBE CALL Mr Johnson