Johnson avoids Covid fine as 100 issued in ‘partygate’ probe

The prime minister has avoided receiving a further Covid fine after the Met issued 50 more fines for Covid rule-breaking in its ongoing “partygate” investigation.

The Met is yet to details which events the fines have been issued in relation to, but No 10 has said the prime minister and his wife Carrie Johnson are not among those fined.

The prime minister’s official spokesman told this afternoon’s lobby briefing: “With regards to the cabinet secretary and the prime minister, I don’t have any update. 

“The position remains the same that we will update you if that were to change.”

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said following the news: “Boris Johnson stood up in Parliament and said Covid rules were followed in Number 10 at all times.

“Now 100 fines have been issued by the police over partygate. It shows the shocking scale of the law-breaking in Johnson’s Downing Street and the extent of his lies.”

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