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Boris Johnson has today been cleared of any wrongdoing over the communication he had with Damian Green on the day of the Tory MP’s arrest.

The report by solicitor Jonathan Goolden states that he "did not fail to comply which the Code of Conduct of
the Metropolitan Police Authority" and "did not disclose confidential information, improperly confer and advantage or disadvantage or bring his office or authority into disrepute".

Boris Johnson released the following statement:

“I welcome the report of Jonathan Goolden. He concludes that I did
not fail to comply with the Code of Conduct of the MPA and GLA and that
I did not disclose confidential information, improperly confer and
advantage or disadvantage or bring my office or authority into
disrepute. I will now reflect on suggestions for the future on how to deal with extraordinary situations when they arise.

"I have cooperated fully with Mr Goolden’s investigation and am
pleased that it has moved so swiftly to deal with the issues that were
raised. I am however disappointed that this investigation has so far
cost the taxpayer in excess of £11,000. I am happy to engage in the adoption of a protocol to cover the
management of information by senior police officers, senior members and
officers of the MPA and I in relation to a critical incident.

"What rightly matters to Londoners is what we do to make our streets
safer from knife crime and violence and how we support businesses and
individuals through the downturn and that is what I am giving my full
attention to.”

Jonathan Isaby

 

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