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No 10 denies claim Boris Johnson lied to standards adviser over flat refurbishment – as it happened

Prime minister’s spokesperson denies claim Boris Johnson lied to Lord Geidt about the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat. This live blog is now closed – for Covid updates, please follow the coronavirus live blog * PM misled ethics adviser over flat refurbishment, report suggests * Review widens into Covid restriction-flouting government parties * Key question on Tory MPs’ minds: is Johnson still a winner? * Javid says he does not know if rules were followed at No 10 party Sajid Javid has admitted having doubts about whether Covid rules were followed in Downing Street at an event last year alleged to have been a Christmas party, my colleague Aubrey Allegretti reports. Scottish front pages this morning are dominated by the Downing Street Christmas part(ies) row, as they are in England, but in particular highlighting Scottish Tories’ condemnation of their colleagues’ antics. Continue reading...

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