BREAKING: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak issued ‘partygate’ fines

No 10 have confirmed that prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak are to be issued ‘partygate’ fines.

This morning the Metropolitan Police said they were in the process of issuing 30 more fixed penalty notices linked to the “partygate” scandal.

This brings the total amount of fines in this matter to 50.

Operation Hillman is currently examining twelve gatherings on eight dates – some of which the PM is understood to have attended.


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The Metropolitan Police has issued fines to over 17.700 people for breaking Covid laws, including 113 for hosting a gathering with more than 30 people.

At the time of the investigation’s launch in January, police said it had over 500 documents and 300 photographs to examine that had been gathered by Sue Gray, the top civil servant who headed the Cabinet Office’s investigation into the claims.

In her initial report, Gray wrote that although the Met had not asked her to withhold information regarding the four events not judged to have reached the threshold for criminal investigation, she did “not feel” that she was able to publish all her findings in regards to them “without detriment to the overall balance of the findings.”

Her complete report is still to be published.

While a number of Conservative MPs previously urged the prime minister to resign over the accusations, most have since backtracked following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for both the prime minister and chancellor to resign following No 10′ admission.

He stated via Twitter: “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.”