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Boris Johnson will not face further ‘Partygate’ fines

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not face further fines over “partygate” after London’s Metropolitan Police concluded its investigation.

The so-called “partygate” scandal refers back to the 12 unlawful social gatherings Johnson and his Conservative Party attended throughout lockdown when the identical authorities put social distancing measures in place.

“The Met has confirmed they are taking no further action” towards the prime minister, who will not obtain any extra fines on prime of the $60 nice he already paid, Johnson’s spokesperson, Max Blain stated.

A complete of 126 fines have been issued to 83 folks for breaching lockdown guidelines on eight dates between May 2020 and April 2021, police stated.

In a statement on Thursday, the police drive stated it “will not be releasing or confirming the identity of anyone involved in this investigation or providing further details of our findings.”

The scandal relates to 12 illegal social gatherings Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party attended when the government enforced social distancing measures.
The scandal pertains to 12 unlawful social gatherings Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party attended when the federal government enforced social distancing measures.
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Police examined 510 pictures, surveillance footage, emails, constructing entry logs, diary entries, and witness statements. Officials probed 204 questionnaires from individuals who had attended occasions, police stated.

The ending of the investigation now provides approach for outcomes from a separate probe by a senior civil servant, Sue Gray, to be printed. Gray’s findings are anticipated to have names of the highest officers who breached lockdown guidelines — one thing police refuse to reveal.

Gray’s findings are anticipated to be printed subsequent week.

“Now that the Met Police’s investigation has concluded, Sue Gray’s findings will be updated, as we have said previously, published as soon as possible,” a Cabinet spokesperson advised The Post.

Those who have been slapped with fines earlier this year embrace Johnson, his spouse Carrie Johnson, in addition to Chancellor Rishi Sunak. All three attended a celebration at Downing Street throughout lockdown in London in 2020.

Sue Gray's findings are expected to have names of the top officials who breached lockdown rules.
Sue Gray’s findings are anticipated to have names of the highest officers who breached lockdown guidelines.
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They’ve every paid a $60 nice for breaching lockdown guidelines after Scotland Yard launched its investigation into “partygate” in January.

Johnson has repeatedly apologized however denied that he knowingly broke the principles. He constantly shrugged off calls to resign even after being issued a nice by cops.

The Conservative Party did not instantly reply to The Post’s request for remark.

Keir Starmer, chief of the opposition Labour Party, stated Johnson’s breach of lockdown guidelines “reflects a culture.”

“The prime minister sets the culture,” he added.

Starmer turned the unlikely topic of a “beergate” police investigation over claims he broke COVID-19 lockdown guidelines with staffers final year.

Keir Starmer said Johnson's breach of lockdown rules reflects a culture, adding
Keir Starmer stated Johnson’s breach of lockdown guidelines displays a tradition, including “the prime minister sets the culture.”
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Durham police re-launched its investigation after footage emerged of Starmer and workers having beers and takeout in April 2021 — at a time when hundreds of thousands of Brits have been banned from mixing indoors.

Starmer vowed to “do the decent thing and resign” if slapped with a nice by cops.

Johnson scrapped all COVID-19 restrictions in England on Feb. 22, telling lawmakers the nation was “moving from government restrictions to personal responsibility” as a part of a plan for treating COVID-19 like different transmissible sicknesses such because the flu.

With Post wires

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