The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation after the Prime Minister was allegedly loaned £58,000 from a Conservative donor to pay for the work. If this was the case critics argue it needed to be registered with the Electoral Commission as a political donation.
Writing in the Daily Mail John Humphrys, formerly presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, wrote: “Boris Johnson is guilty.”
Whilst admitting the Electoral Commission investigation has only just begun, he accused Mr Johnson of making “an affront to democracy”.
Mr Humphrys said: “The problem is that he’s playing us for fools.
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John Humphrys wrote: "Boris Johnson is guilty" (Image: GETTY)
£58,000 was spent refurbishing 10 Downing Street (Image: GETTY)
Mr Johnson strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing and the Government says he has paid for the refurbishment “personally”.
However in a statement the Electoral Commission said: “There are reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred.”
In a blog post, Dominic Cummings, formerly the Prime Minister’s chief advisor, alleged he planned to “have donors secretly pay for the renovation”.
He said he warned Mr Johnson this as “unethical, foolish, possibly illegal and almost certainly broke the rules on proper disclosure of political donations”.
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The Downing Street refurbishment is under Electoral Commission investigation (Image: GETTY)
In his article Mr Humphrys accused Mr Johnson of falsely claiming to represent the "People’s Priorities" in playing down the incident.
He commented: “It’s a