The Commons culture committee is taking evidence from Richard Sharp, the BBC chairman, about claims that before his appointment he should have declared that he played a role in helping Boris Johnson get access to a £800,000 loan guarantee.
Sharp insists he did not need to declare this, because there was no conflict of interest.
He said that all that happened was that when Sam Blyth expressed interest in helping Boris Johnson out with his finances.
Blyth it turns out is a distant cousin of Johnson, and is very wealthy, and had read newspaper reports saying Johnson was short of cash.
So Boris Johnson’s claims that Sharp ‘knew absolutely nothing about my finances, I can tell you that for 100% ding-dang sure,’ has been destroyed right there and it gets worse for Johnson…
He here is spouting off…
Adam Bienkov’s tweet is amusing:
Sharp has now said he regrets the situation.
He also seems to want to blame Simon Case for not making him disclose his role in the loan.
LBC’s James O’Brien sums it up and the video shared by the channel wrote: “James O’Brien runs through everything we know so far about the loan scandal involving Boris Johnson and BBC chairman Richard Sharp. And it is a scandal…”
This tweet is bang on the money?