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The foreign secretary has denied claims Boris Johnson could face a “kangaroo court” style investigation...

The foreign secretary has denied claims Boris Johnson could face a “kangaroo court” style investigation as MPs probe allegations he may have misled the Commons over “Partygate”.

The probe by the cross-party privileges committee of MPs, four out of seven members of which are Conservative, is expected to wind up sometime in the autumn.

Speaking with Sky News this morning, Liz Truss was quizzed over whether she thought the investigation could mirror a “kangaroo court”.

She responded: “No, we have these processes in Parliament. The process has kicked off. We now need to wait for the result.”


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Her comments come after The Telegraph newspaper reported that Downing Street sources believe the investigation could wind-up finding the prime minister guilty of misleading MPs without sufficient evidence.

Truss also stressed that she “did not see a problem” with former Labour minister Harriet Harman chairing the probe.

The committee’s chair, Labour MP Chris Bryant, excused himself from overseeing the report given his extensive public criticism over the PM over the “Partygate” affair.

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