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Boris Johnson And Rishi Sunak To Be Fined Over Lockdown Parties
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Boris Johnson And Rishi Sunak To Be Fined Over Lockdown Parties

The Metropolitan Police are set to fine Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak

The Metropolitan Police are set to fine Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak over breaching lockdown rules, a No 10 spokesperson said.

“The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices," the spokesperson said.

“We have no further details, but we will update you again when we do.”

This comes as police announced today that more than 50 fines have been handed out, BBC News reports.


Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for both Johnson and Sunak to resign.

He said: "Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public.

"They must both resign.

"The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better."

It is understood the most recent fines includes 30 additional referrals for fixed penalty notices on top of the 20 issued in late March.

Police said they were still assessing large quantities of 'investigative material' that could lead to further fines.

The prime minister has previously said: "I want to begin by repeating my apologies to everybody for the misjudgments that I've made, that we may have made in No 10 and beyond, whether in Downing Street or throughout the pandemic.

"Nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules, that the event in question was something that ... was not a work event, and as I said in the House of Commons when I went out into that garden I thought that I was attending a work event."

Boris Johnson (Alamy)
Boris Johnson (Alamy)

Mr Johnson said he 'could not imagine why on Earth it would have gone ahead, or why it would've been allowed to go ahead' if he had been told it was not a 'work event'.

"I do humbly apologise to people for misjudgments that were made but that is the very, very best of my recollection about this event, that's what I've said to the inquiry," he added.

"I carry full responsibility for what took place but nobody told me, I'm absolutely categorical, nobody said to me this is an event that is against the rules."

According to ITV's Robert Peston, the prime minister's wife, Carrie Johnson, is also to be issued a fixed penalty notice. "In the interests of transparency, Mrs Johnson can confirm she has been notified that she will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice," a spokesperson said.

Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, called for parliament to be reconvened so a no confidence vote in the prime minister could be held. "This is a government in crisis neglecting a country in crisis,' he said.

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Topics: Boris Johnson, UK News