Angela Rayner blasts Boris Johnson as police difficulty 50 extra Partygate fines

Angela Rayner attacked the Prime Minister over ‘Partygate’ fines yesterday – even if she is underneath investigation for allegedly breaking lockdown guidelines.

Scotland Yard introduced the variety of fines issued for unlawful Whitehall gatherings had doubled to greater than 100, though there have been no new penalties for Boris Johnson or his spouse, Carrie.

Sir Keir Starmer and Mrs Rayner, his deputy, have each pledged to resign if Durham Constabulary fines them over the drive’s ‘Beergate’ investigation right into a gathering on the Durham Miners Corridor on April 30 final yr.

Regardless of the probe into her personal actions, Mrs Rayner mentioned: ‘Boris Johnson’s Downing Road has now reached a century of fixed-penalty notices for his or her partying.

‘They’ve racked up the doubtful distinction of receiving extra fines on the Prime Minister’s watch than some other location.

The Shadow Chancellor faces fines over a gathering similar to Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer

Labour have dismissed an election 'booze row' after Sir Keir Starmer enjoyed a beer after a day on the campaign trail in April 2021

Labour have dismissed an election ‘booze row’ after Sir Keir Starmer loved a beer after a day on the marketing campaign path in April 2021

‘Boris Johnson made the foundations, after which broke them at record-breaking scale. 

‘Britain deserves higher.’

Mr Johnson has already acknowledged that he was fined over his birthday gathering at Downing Road in June 2020, and pledged to make any extra fines public.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Carrie Johnson have been each fined over the occasion, when Mr Johnson was mentioned to have been stunned with a cake.

The police investigation right into a dozen gatherings continues, with no indication of when it’s going to attain its conclusion. 

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Senior civil servant Sue Grey won’t publish her report into the events till all police fines have been handed out – regardless of the actual fact Scotland Yard is unlikely to hold out any additional interviews.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fined over his birthday gathering at Downing Street in June 2020 but has not faced any new fines since

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fined over his birthday gathering at Downing Road in June 2020 however has not confronted any new fines since

The drive requested that the report was not revealed whereas its investigation was ongoing in order to keep away from influencing proof from interviewees.

Interviews are understood to have concluded, however the Metropolitan Police won’t formally affirm that no extra will happen in case new proof is introduced.

Scotland Yard mentioned yesterday: ‘As of Could 12, Operation Hillman, the investigation into breaches of Covid-19 laws in Whitehall and Downing Road, has made greater than 100 referrals for fixed-penalty notices.

‘These referrals have continued to be made all through the interval since our final replace on April 12, and the investigation stays dwell.’ 

The Prime Minister’s spokesman confirmed that Mr Johnson had not been issued with one other tremendous.

He mentioned: ‘You’ll know that the Prime Minister has on numerous events apologised and made clear that there have been issues we merely didn’t get proper, and that he’s sorry for a way this matter has been dealt with. 

‘Clearly, that continues to be the case. He may have extra to say on the conclusion… and when the Sue Grey report is revealed.’

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