Downing Street employees have been released with police fines over but party this took place the night before Prince Philip’s funeral, in in first decision Scotland Yard that Covid laws were broken inside No. 10 in the heart of government.
After the Guardian reported that fixed penalty notices have been served out to those who attended the departure for assistant to Boris Johnson in Cabinet of Ministers in June 2020, sources said those who celebrated at the beginning hours in No. 10 on April 16, 2021 also warned that they would be fined.
event caused horror due to the contrast between this and the queen’s strict observance social distancing rules sitting alone at a funeral of her husband of 73 years old.
Meanwhile, Downing Street employees are said to have gotten so drunk that they broke the swing prime ministerx son wilf, in Garden No. 10 while an employee was posted out to the local supermarket to pack full but suitcase of wine, and the other acted as a DJ.
two parties took place this evening – one to mark the departure of Johnson director of communications, James Slack and others for one of Johnson’s personal photographers.
At that time England was in step two of strict roadmap out of lock, meaning that any mixing in the room was prohibited.
Many of those who party in No. 10 on On April 16, the Met sent out questionnaires asking for good cause. for their attendance.
But in email, Operation Hillman team examining the string of blocking-destruction events told some of them that “it has been determined that there are reasonable grounds for believing that you have committed an offence.” in violation of regulations”.
Late notification last a week added: “IN light of this, you must be reported for release of but fixed penalty notice (FPN), offering you the opportunity of exemption from any liability for condemnation for crime by payment of but fixed penalty”.
The Met reported that further correspondence confirms the details. of fine will be sent to ACRO – criminal release of records office.
downing street declined to comment. No. 10 apologized to the queen in January after details of the parties reported.
apparent confirmation that Covid laws were broken inside Will #10 lead for additional questions over did Johnson mislead parliament about a dozen parties under investigation.
He told Keir Starmer during prime ministerquestions on December 1, 2021: “What I can say to the honorable and learned gentleman is that all directions were fully followed. in No. 10″.
Scotland Yard said it would not confirm which the events fines were issued for or identity of anyone who got fixed-penalty notification.
representative for The Met told the Guardian: “Unlike other incidents of Covid Violations, Operation Hillman Investigation remains continues and that’s why we don’t release anymore information Currently.
“In conclusion, we review what kind information may be released while working for the NPCC [National Police Chiefs’ Council] principle of without releasing information What will happen lead to any identifiable person.”
Daisy Cooper, Deputy Head of the Liberal Democrats said the revelation that fines should be issued for April 16, 2021 event “confirms that the British public knew all along” that Johnson “is a liar and should resign.”
She told the Guardian: “Emotional images of The queen sits alone on her husband, the funeral was a hallmark of The British spirit through the pandemic.
“Boris Johnson’s Downing Street is not show ounce of respect for this country. Can not be more cover and no more lies. For good of country, and for all those who lost loved ones during the pandemic, he must go.”
It is believed that the fines have been transferred out to those who visited April 16, 2021 party were among those who made the initial tranche of twenty announced by the Metropolitan on Tuesday.
only two people 10 people pledged to determine if they were fined by Johnson and the cabinet. secretary Simon Case, who had to give up leading an internal investigation into a Whitehall party after it was discovered that the meeting was held by him team in December 2020.
Front Bench Labor on Sunday called for all are fined for going public.
Jonathan Reynolds, shadow business secretary told Sky News that anyone who released with fine, including prime minister wife Carrie Johnson – should have your own identity made public.
“I think anyone who was in downing street should be named if they were part of of this. Because there was so much dishonesty, so much confusion on the part people upstairs in Downing Street, from prime minister and its closest circle down i guess people just want to know what really went on. Let’s be a little transparent, let’s be a little honest.”