Boris think tank launch ‘broke rules’

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW GRE­GORY

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

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