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Met admits it didn’t send questionnaires to Boris Johnson over Parties | Metropolitan Police

Anger over The Partygate scandal resurfaced after Scotland Yard confirmed it had not sent questionnaires to Boris Johnson before a decision was made. against fine him for participating in two events to close Downing Street.

Fines were issued to other participants of the meeting in 2020, including one in number 10 on November 13, where prime minister made a farewell speech for his departure director of communications, Lee Kane and others in Cabinet of Ministers on December 17th.

Downing Street previously reported that Johnson did not receive police questionnaires regarding some of the restrictions. events. But revelation on Monday is considered first the time the Metropolitan Police admitted it, according to details released as part of of legal challenge.

Good Law Project (GLP), non-profit campaign group which led to litigation review over allegations that the Met failed to fully investigate Johnson’s attendance at parties, said: “The Met’s actions have raised serious concerns about respectful way in which they guard those in power.

“We don’t think the Met’s response is consistent. with their legal duty of sincerity. And we certainly don’t think it’s consistent with what the Met has acknowledged elsewhere is their public duty support public confidence in police”.

group takes action in concert with Brian Paddick, fellow Liberal Democrat and former senior police officer.

In a paper summarizing the Met’s response to the challenge issued by GLP, force said he could confirm questionnaire was not sent to Johnson for two meetings in 2020. He confirmed that he sent one in attitude towards the meeting on January 14, 2021

Johnson received a single fine of £50. in April for breaking covid laws at birthday party party thrown for his in June 2020.

In its response to the GLP, Scotland Yard said investigators had checked hundreds of documents, including emails, diary entries, testimonies and CCTV images.

Questionnaires were a useful part of investigation, but if the answers were clear judging by other testimonies, “there was little to be gained” from sending one just a specific person for them confirm What happened already known and not duty send one was told.

The Met says Operation Hillman, the Partygate investigation, is complete and will not be comment on in steps taken in well of investigation.

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There was an angry reaction from former officials got involved in police investigation, including one who indicated out what Rishi Sunak got fixed-penalty notification for his presence at the end of Johnson’s birthday party, where the then Chancellor is said to have wandered off in preparation for one more meeting.

Joe Maugham, director of GLP, said “Johnson won’t prime minister for much longer. But, for me, it’s still about what it’s always been about: trust in police and rule of law. seventy two percent of voters think there is one law for rich and different for poor. Why won’t the Met address this perception? Why won’t they just tell me what happened?

No. 10 declined to commentby directing inquiries to Scotland Yard.

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