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Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

More than 100 fixed-penalty notices have now been handed out for breaches of lockdown rules in Downing Street and Whitehall, the Metropolitan police has announced. The force previously said it had issued more than 50 such fines, but it had not updated the public on the progress of its investigation in recent weeks while the local election…

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson was saying “what he believed to be the truth” when he denied there were any law-breaking No 10 parties, a cabinet minister says – despite attending at least one of them. Brandon Lewis lifted the lid on what the prime minister will tell the Commons later, when he will face MPs for the first time since the…

‘A man without shame’: Boris Johnson refuses to quit after Partygate report blasts failures of leadership

‘A man without shame’: Boris Johnson refuses to quit after Partygate report blasts failures of leadership

Boris Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology in the House of Commons after a damning report into allegations of lockdown-busting parties blasted “failures of leadership and judgement” at 10 Downing Street. The heavily abridged report by senior civil servant Sue Gray revealed that the Metropolitan Police are conducting a criminal investigation into 12 separate events in No 10…

Johnson faces further calls to resign as reports suggest No 10 team to be culled

Johnson faces further calls to resign as reports suggest No 10 team to be culled

The Prime Minister is reportedly preparing to oust members of his inner circle over the partygate affair as another Conservative MP called for him to resign. Boris Johnson is devising a policy announcement blitz and a cull of his top team as he looks to survive the publication of senior civil servant Sue Gray’s report into lockdown-busting parties in No…

Boris Johnson ‘considering new measures to help customers facing soaring energy bills’

Boris Johnson ‘considering new measures to help customers facing soaring energy bills’

Boris Johnson is reportedly considering new measures to alleviate the pressure on rising energy bills, after the prime minister was warned families faced a cost-of-living “iceberg”. According to Sky News, ministers have concluded that “something needs to be done” before the 1 April hike in household bills, which coincides with a contentious increase in national insurance tax. It was…