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'Nothing to see here', says Boris Johnson over Downing Street flat donations probe

Telegraph, 29 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson has claimed there is nothing "to see here, or to worry about", amid a trio of investigations into the funding of his refurbishment of the Downing Street flat.

The Electoral Commission yesterday announced a formal probe, saying there were grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed. Separately, the new ethics adviser Lord Geidt is undertaking a review, which will run in tandem with one being carried out by Simon Case, the Cabinet Secretary.

During a trip to a London school, Johnson said he would comply with whatever the Electoral Commission demands following its investigation.

But he added: "I don't think there's anything to see here or to worry about."

Mr Johnson has said he covered the cost of the refurbishment, but has not answered directly whether the costs were initially covered by someone else and later repaid.

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