No.10 announces inquiry about text leak between PM and Dyson



10 Downing Street on Thursday released an investigation into the leak of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s text that led to the accusation of incentives.

by BBCIn a text exchange last March, Johnson personally promised to “fix” issues regarding the tax status of Dyson Limited employees after Sir James Dyson lobbyed directly from entrepreneurs.

At a press conference in Westminster on Thursday, a spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed that No. 10 had instructed the Cabinet Office to investigate the leak.

“The position has changed since yesterday,” he said. “It was correct as of yesterday, but we are continuing to consider it as usual, and this time we decided to conduct an internal investigation.”

“As you can imagine, we are continually considering this, and the position we have decided today is to ensure that this internal investigation is conducted,” he added.

Johnson was accused of benefiting his rich friends, but said he had done everything he could to secure the National Health Service (NHS) ventilator, which was in short supply in the early stages. I don’t apologize at all. ” Of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.

“There were 9,000 ventilators in this country, Mr. Speaker. As a result of that ventilator challenge, we secured 22,000. At that time, working with all potential ventilator manufacturers was complete. I think it’s the right thing to do, “he said.

The text exchange took place in March last year when the British government appealed to companies to supply ventilators to help the NHS fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sir James, now based in Singapore, wanted a guarantee that his staff wouldn’t have to pay any additional taxes if he came to the UK to work on a project.

James said Sky news “It’s ridiculous to suggest that an emergency response is anything other than demanding compliance with the rules.”

He said the ventilator cost Dyson £ 20 million ($ 28 million), which was “freely given to the cause of the country.”

Former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith called on Tuesday in issue 10 to investigate the leak and introduce the case to National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove.

“This raises questions, what’s happening to government security?” Duncan Smith said. Political home..

“There is no doubt that the minister’s use of private communication systems now needs a proper review. People are not taking it seriously,” he added.

Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.

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