Daily Mirror

Let’s fine lying MPs


AN MP will launch a fresh attempt this week to bring Boris Johnson to justice by banning lies from politics.

Plaid Cymru’s Westminste­r leader Liz Saville Roberts said: “Johnson is a world-beating liar yet our system is incapable of holding him to account for it.

“I will bring a Bill to punish politician­s who deliberate­ly lie to the public.” She added that Partygate, misleading the Queen into proroguing Parliament in 2019 and “that Brexit would lead to £350million extra a week for the NHS” were just some of his untruths. MPs, members of regional parliament­s, Police and Crime Commission­ers and elected mayors convicted of “false or misleading statements” could be banned from standing for election for up to 10 years and fined. It would not cover local councillor­s.

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