Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser to push for stronger investigatory powers

Lord Geidt’s comments come as head of independent committee says government showed ‘carelessness’ over ethical standards

Boris Johnson’s government has shown “a carelessness” about ethical standards, the head of the independent committee on standards in public life has warned, as the prime minister’s ethics adviser indicated he plans to push for stronger investigatory powers.

Jonathan Evans, a crossbench peer and former director general of the security service, told MPs that a string of controversies, including over alleged lockdown-breaching government parties, and the financing of renovations to Johnson’s flat, risked undermining public confidence.

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