Another day, another investigation into Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson is being investigated for his Christmas trip to the Caribbean. Johnson visited luxury island Mustique with his fiancé Carrie Symonds in 2019.

There is also an ongoing investigation into how Johnson funded his flat refurbishment.

They electoral commission are examining exactly how the Prime Minister  paid for the refurbishments to his Downing Street flat.

There are claims that Johnson was given a £58,000 loan from a Conservative donor and peer.

This money was allegedly given to pay for redecorations to the Prime Minister’s residence.

Boris Johnson denies that he did anything wrong, and claims he met all costs of the refurbishment “personally”.

Funding

People are calling for Boris Johnson to admit what happened with the funding.

One of the cabinet ministers urged him to “start with the truth.”

Meanwhile, a Tory MP admitted: “There’s a reasonable set of questions that need to be answered – our position at the moment isn’t ideal.”

The watchdog will be looking at “whether any transactions relating to the works at 11 Downing Street” breach legal donation reporting requirements.

It added: “There are reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred.”

The commission has the power to issue “disclosure notices” requiring people and organisations to provide documents and information.

Caribbean Holiday

Now, Boris is also being investigated over a holiday he took in December 2019.

It has been revealed that the electoral commission is looking into who funded the trip.

The luxury holiday in question was spent on the island of Mustique.

The Prime Minister said that the holiday was in the register of MPs’ interests.

Johnson has previously claimed that David Ross had funded the cost of the villa, which cost £15,000.

David Ross, former deputy chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is a Tory party donor. He also owns a property on the Island of Mustique.

‘Benefit In Kind’

However, Ross denies that he paid for the holiday. He has also said that he does not own the villa that Johnson stayed at.

It is instead being said that Ross ‘facilitated’ accommodation for Johnson.

“Mr Ross facilitated accommodation for Mr Johnson on Mustique valued at £15,000”, said a spokesperson for Ross.

“Therefore this is a benefit in kind from Mr Ross to Mr Johnson, and Mr Johnson’s declaration to the House of Commons is correct.”

Angela Rayner

Deputy leader for Labour has reacted to the news of the investigation.

She said:  “Another day, another investigation into Boris Johnson for more sleaze and dodgy dealings.

“The public have a right to know who paid for Boris Johnson’s luxury Caribbean holiday and the renovation of his flat.

“Most importantly, we need to know what these donors were promised or expected in return for their generosity.

“As we have seen over the last year, Tory donors have received a very high return on their investment in the form of government contracts.

“Boris Johnson needs to stop using the office of Prime Minister as an opportunity to fund his lavish lifestyle and enrich his mates.”

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