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Boris Johnson police referral raises new Partygate questions, says Starmer

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Boris Johnson's referral to police over potential further lockdown breaches raises new questions, the Labour leader has said.

Sir Keir Starmer, who was visiting Scotland today, said the public was "fed up to the back teeth" with stories about the former prime minister.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has backed interest rate hikes being used to calm soaring inflation even if they increase the risk of pushing the UK into recession.

Mr Hunt insisted in an interview aired on Friday that the "only path to sustainable growth" is to bring down the high prices behind the cost-of-living crisis.

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