UK MPs agree to investigate whether Boris Johnson lied to parliament about lockdown parties

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British lawmakers on Thursday launched an investigation into allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled parliament in his initial response to reports that he and his staff have violated COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Lawmakers passed a motion calling for a parliamentary committee to determine whether Johnson’s denials of violating rules amounted to contempt for the House of Commons in light of his subsequent police fine for violating the regulations.

The motion passed without any opposition after the government abandoned a previous attempt to delay a decision on whether or not to hold the investigation.

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