16 Jun 2023

Boris Johnson found to have repeatedly misled MPs

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 16 June 2023

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliberately and repeatedly mislead MPs about parties at 10 Downing Street when COVID restrictions were in place.

That's the conclusion of a report by MPs - which would've seen Johnson suspended as an MP for 90 days if he hadn't already resigned from the role after he saw the report last week.

Mr Johnson admits his statements about the parties mislead parliment, but says it wasn't intentional or reckless - calling it rubbish and a lie.

UK correspondent, Vincent McAviney, spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.