British PM Boris Johnson to be fined over lockdown parties

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BBC: Boris Johnson will be fined by the police for attending a birthday party thrown for him during a Covid lockdown.

No 10 confirmed the PM would receive the fixed penalty notice (FPN) for going to the hour-long gathering in the Cabinet Room on 19 June 2020.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will also receive a fine, while the PM’s wife, Carrie Johnson, confirmed she had paid an FPN relating to the same event.

It comes as part of a Met investigation into illegal parties in Downing Street.

Mr Johnson’s fine makes him the UK’s first serving prime minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, and Wales’ Labour First Minister Mark Drakeford are among those calling for both the PM and the chancellor to resign.

And all the main opposition parties in Westminster have demanded Parliament be recalled from its Easter break.

But Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries defended the PM for attending the event, tweeting: “It was a brief gathering in the Cabinet Room, less than 10 minutes during a busy working day.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 editor you deliberately chose that picture of Boris entitt??

    Man looks like he’s losing his marbles 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 a similar look after Lovell finds out his fate at the next polls when Melford whip him tail for the 3rd time.

  2. Needs to be fired not fined. These people have shown their criminality. Using COVID to control people while not even adhering to the same protocols they claim save lives

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