Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to leave the field when an investigation shows that he has been guilty of malpractice regarding the funding of the renovation of his official residence.
So thinks the leader of the Scottish section of the Conservative party, Douglas Ross. The British Election Commission opened an investigation last week.
The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether Johnson had donors from his Conservative party pay for the cost of the expensive renovation. Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings had said last week that the prime minister had planned to use donor money to renovate 11 Downing Street secretly apartment renovation has taken on.
When the BBC public broadcaster asked the Scottish Tory leader on Sunday whether Johnson should leave if it turns out that he has gone around with the cap to pay for the renovation, Ross said, “of course”. “I think people can hold this country’s top official to the highest standards,” Ross said. “It’s great that research is underway to answer these serious questions.”
Johnson is allowed to spend £ 30,000 in government money annually on his official residence. He pays for additional expenses himself, which would have been considered in this case. British media write that the renovation may have cost around £ 200,000.
The Prime Minister’s fiancé, Carrie Symonds, is said to have spearheaded the renovation. She reportedly hated the style of previous Prime Minister Theresa May, one of Johnson’s party rivals. As far as is known, he has not invested any money of his own in the official residence.