The Privileges Committee will rule on whether former PM Boris Johnson misled Parliament in May. If guilty, it can impose punishments from written apologies to salary deduction and suspension, triggering a recall petition and a by-election.

T he Privileges Committee, led by Labour’s Harriet Harman and with a Tory majority, is expected to produce a report in May. This report will serve as the definitive ruling on whether or not former Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled Parliament.

If the Committee rules against him, they will assess if his actions were intentional or reckless and determine an appropriate penalty.

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