Jo Johnson did not join Dyson, the company. He joined the Dyson Institute for Engineering and Technology. And he did this before the texts between his brother and Sir James Dyson were sent.
"Don't the British people deserve a Prime Minister they can trust?" asks Sir Keir Starmer. In response, the PM says last week, the Labour leader "came to this chamber and he attacked me for talking to James Dyson about ventilators". Follow PMQs:
'So nurses on the frontline fighting Covid pay tax, but one of the richest people in world can get special treatment?' James O'Brien reacts to Boris Johnson promising Sir James Dyson he'd 'fix' a tax issue for his employees. @mrjamesob
“The idea that the PM can give an assurance that someone won’t be subject to tax… I do find quite extraordinary as he’s in no position to do that legally.” - Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve on the PM’s texts to Sir James Dyson#Newsnight
Here are the texts between Boris Johnson and businessman Sir James Dyson from March 2020. Mr Johnson says he will ‘fix’ the tax system for Dyson’s employees...
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