Who’s the leaker? Boris Johnson launches probe to find person SABOTAGING his leadership

PMQs: Johnson clashes with Starmer on James Dyson texts

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Messages sent between the Prime Minister and British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson at the height of the pandemic were leaked to the BBC yesterday. The texts revealed Mr Johnson provided assurances Sir James’s staff would not be subject to extra tax if they travelled to the UK from Singapore, where his firm is based, to help build ventilators for the NHS.

Britain was suffering from a shortage of the life-saving machines last spring, with businesses urged by the Government to help manufacture more.

The leaking of Mr Johnson’s exchange has sparked security concerns as to who has access to the Prime Minister’s phone.

Last week messages between the Conservative leader and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were also leaked.

Mr Johnson has now ordered the Cabinet Office to investigate who is the mole in Downing Street.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “We have instructed the Cabinet Office to look into this.”

The spokesman also said the National Security Adviser has not been called into the investigation: “This is something that’s being led by the Cabinet Office, it’s not something that’s been referred to the National Security Adviser.”

It is thought neither the police nor the security services have been asked to get involved either.

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