Boris in £52k er­ror

Coventry Telegraph - - NATIONAL - John Scouler, left, and Chris Bush

BORIS JOHN­SON has been forced to apol­o­gise to MPs for fail­ing to de­clare more than £52,000 in in­come af­ter the Commons stan­dards watch­dog sug­gested an “over-ca­sual at­ti­tude” to the rules.

The for­mer for­eign sec­re­tary of­fered a “full and un­re­served” apol­ogy in a 35-se­cond state­ment in the House of Commons yes­ter­day.

The Commons Com­mit­tee on Stan­dards said Mr John­son broke House rules by fail­ing to reg­is­ter pay­ments within the re­quired timetable nine times.

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