Johnson Must Tell The Truth Over Nanny Gate

Pete Wishart has said the Tory sleaze scandal is causing a “stench more powerful than a used nappy” – after Boris Johnson’s spokesperson refused to deny that the Prime Minister asked Tory donors to pay for a personal nanny.

The SNP MP called for Boris Johnson to publish his bank statements, all information and correspondence relating to the Downing Street refurbishment and other donation solicitations, income and expenditure.

Quizzed over the issues yesterday, the Prime Minister repeatedly refused to answer any direct questions relating to his conduct over the Tory sleaze scandal and donations.

Commenting, Pete Wishart MP said:

“Boris Johnson must tell the truth over nanny-gate and the allegations being made of misconduct, impropriety and illegality.

“The Tory sleaze scandal is growing worse every day but instead of owning up and clearing the air the Prime Minister has created a stench more powerful than a used nappy.

“The latest revelations show the Tories are completely out of touch with millions of ordinary families who are struggling to get by thanks to Tory cuts – and can’t rely on Tory donors to fund lavish lifestyles.

“There must be a full independent public inquiry to get to the bottom of the Tory sleaze allegations, including Boris Johnson’s dodgy donor schemes, and why Tory friends have been handed multi-million-pound contracts, special access, tax breaks and peerages like they were sweeties by this Tory government.

“The Tories might think they are above the rules but on Thursday voters can show them they are not untouchable by voting SNP and putting Scotland’s recovery in Scotland’s hands – not Boris Johnson’s.”