Messages sent between the Prime Minister and British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson at the height of the pandemic were leaked to the BBC yesterday.
The texts revealed Mr Johnson provided assurances Sir James’s staff would not be subject to extra tax if they travelled to the UK from Singapore, where his firm is based, to help build ventilators for the NHS.
Britain was suffering from a shortage of the life-saving machines last spring, with businesses urged by the Government to help manufacture more.
The leaking of Mr Johnson’s exchange has sparked security concerns as to who has access to the Prime Minister’s phone.
The probe comes after messages between the Conservative leader and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were also leaked last week.
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