Keir Starmer attacks ‘Major Sleaze’ Boris Johnson over ‘cash for curtains’ row

Labour leader’s attack on PM came an hour after Electoral Commission launched inquiry into No 11 refurbishment

A furious Boris Johnson tried to fight off allegations he broke donation reporting rules, as Sir Keir Starmer branded him “Major Sleaze” in the “cash for curtains” row increasingly engulfing the prime minister.

An hour after the Electoral Commission launched an investigation and said there were “reasonable grounds” to suspect payments for renovations to Johnson’s Downing Street flat could constitute several offences, the prime minister was accused of focusing on petty personal issues instead of the pandemic.

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