A Labour Party spokesperson responds to the BBC’s reports that Boris Johnson told Sir James Dyson by text he would ‘fix’ tax issue
A Labour Party spokesperson, responding to the BBC’s reports that Boris Johnson told Sir James Dyson by text he would ‘fix’ tax issue, said:
“These are jaw-dropping revelations. Boris Johnson is now front and centre of the biggest lobbying scandal in a generation, and Tory sleaze has reached the heart of Downing Street.
“The Prime Minister appears to have used the power of his office to personally hand public money to a billionaire friend in the form of tax breaks. If true, it is clearer than ever there is one rule for the Conservatives and their friends, another for everyone else.
“The stench of sleaze has been building up around this Conservative Government for months. Boris Johnson must now agree to a full, transparent and independent inquiry into lobbying – and end the scandal of Conservative politicians abusing taxpayer money.”