‘Unfit for office’: MPs challenge Johnson over public funds to friend

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MPs scrutinise granting of tens of thousands in public money to Jennifer Arcuri’s firms

Boris Johnson has been accused of being reckless and unfit for office in a parliamentary debate scrutinising the prime minister’s relationship to a businesswoman who received tens of thousands of pounds of public money.

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, questioned how a grant of £100,000 was given to a company run by Jennifer Arcuri, an American technology entrepreneur and friend of Johnson, despite appearing to fail to meet government criteria.

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