The UK Metropolitan Police has issued a notice of further punishment to government officials for violating lockdown regulations, bringing the total number of such fines to more than 100, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.
The announcement comes less than a month after the final round of fines imposed on BYOB party participants in May 2020, attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Participants were invited to the rally. “Socially distance drink in the garden at No. 10 this evening“And the Prime Minister acknowledged his own presence, emphasizing that he believes.”Obviously it was a work event.“
Police declined to comment on the latest round of FPN in the days leading up to last Thursday’s local elections, even as reports began to surface that a group of officials were being fined. Authorities cited restrictions around communications before the vote to explain why they waited until May 5 to provide further updates.
Johnson has not been fined for the May party, and has so far received only a 50 FPN – for attending his own birthday party in June 2020. Police are investigating a total of 12 incidents, possibly for violating the Covid-19 restrictions, including a so-called ‘daddy party’ that Johnson insisted was an approved work event even though loud music was being heard from the Downing Street flat at the time.
Although the PM’s bodyguards have tried to reduce the number of violations, Labor leader Kier Sturmer has demanded that he resign along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who was also fined for attending the PM’s birthday party. No current prime minister has been convicted of violating the law, critics of the prime minister have said.
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Less than a quarter of Britons surveyed last month said they thought Johnson was telling the truth when he said he did not realize the party he was joining was illegal, and nearly half of respondents had advised him to resign – including a quarter of his own Conservatives. Party.
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