Rees-Mogg casts doubt on suitability of privilege committee to investigate Johnson’s conduct

“It’s chaired by a Labour party politician”…“I’d bear that in mind.”

In a signal that the Conservatives will whip their MPs firmly against the motion, the Cabinet Office minister Jacob Rees-Mogg cast doubt on the privilege committee’s suitability to investigate Johnson’s conduct.

He said it was a “distinguished body of the House of Commons but it’s chaired by a Labour party politician”, and added: “I’d bear that in mind.” The committee is always chaired by an opposition politician.

Tories shaping up to repeat last November’s Owen Patterson “vote of shame”? – Owl