British PM Boris Johnson confronts political scandals

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed all these allegations as "total rubbish". PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - Britain's Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have acted improperly in approaching private donors to help finance the redecoration of the Prime Minister's official residence in London's Downing Street.

And the British leader, who told his Cabinet on Tuesday (April 27) that it should remain focused on providing Covid-19 vaccines and reviving the national economy - or "jabs and jobs" as he put it - faces several other potentially damaging accusations. These include the claim that he told his assistants he would risk large numbers of deaths rather than approve another national lockdown to slow down the rate of virus infections.

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