“Boris Johnson has breached House of Commons rules by failing to declare a financial interest in a property within the required time limit, the Commons standards committee has found.
According to the watchdog, the former foreign secretary registered an interest of a 20 per cent share of the Somerset property in January 2019, despite being notified of his acquisition a year ago – way outside the 28-day time limit.
It follows Mr Johnson’s previous apology to the committee just four months’ ago after breaching rules on declared earnings for his book royalties.
In a second damning report, the standards committee claimed the Conservative MP demonstrated “an over-casual attitude towards obeying the rules of the House”.
Now, the committee has instructed Mr Johnson to meet with the registrar of members’ financial interests in person to receive a full briefing on his obligations as a MP to register all relevant interests.”