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Boris Johnson to offer MPs ‘full-throated apology’ over ‘partygate’ fine

Brendan Clarke-Smith, a 2019 Conservative MP who had called for “heads to roll” where rules had been broken, said few people in his Bassetlaw constituency had contacted…

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More than a dozen Tories want Boris Johnson to resign over ‘partygate’

Dr Neil Hudson, the MP for Penrith and the Borders, said he “categorically will not defend the indefensible” and described the behaviour of Mr Johnson and Rishi…

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Lord David Wolfson becomes first minister to resign over Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ fine

His decision will put pressure on other ministers responsible for the criminal justice system including his boss, Dominic Raab, the Justice Secretary, who publicly backed Mr Johnson…

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Priti Patel and law officers advised not to publicly support Boris Johnson over ‘partygate’ fine

All other Cabinet ministers, including Dominic Raab, the Justice Secretary, issued public endorsements of Mr Johnson.  “The PM has accepted the Met’s decision and apologised. I fully…

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‘This arrogant behaviour is causing huge resentment’: Telegraph readers on ‘partygate’ fines

‘This arrogant behaviour is causing huge resentment at the worst possible time’ @Suki Devereaux: “There’s a theme here. A Chancellor imposes higher taxes on the grounds of…

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Priti Patel finally comes out in support of Boris Johnson as Cabinet reacts to ‘partygate’ fines

Priti Patel has become the latest in a long list of Cabinet ministers who have backed Boris Johnson after he and Rishi Sunak were fined for attending…

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Boris Johnson thought he was safely out of the woods – but he couldn’t escape a ‘partygate’ fine

The next day, after weeks of pressure, the Met, which had stuck to the line that it did not retrospectively investigate historic breaches of Covid rules, finally…

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Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ fine will see him punished at the ballot box

One former Downing Street insider suggested on Tuesday night that the Prime Minister could call Mr Sunak’s bluff by suddenly announcing to the House that he had…

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Exclusive: Carrie Johnson to be fined over ‘partygate’

Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister’s wife, is to be fined over parties in Downing Street during lockdown, the Telegraph can reveal. A spokesman for Mrs Johnson said…

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‘Boozy’ leaving do for woman who wrote Covid rules leads to ‘partygate’ fines

She declined to comment on the issuing of fines. It means that fixed penalty notices have been issued to attendees of three of the dozen “partygate” events…

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Government’s former ethics chief Helen MacNamara apologises after lockdown party fine

Ms MacNamara was in charge of propriety and ethics across Whitehall when she attended the event, held in the Cabinet Office, on June 18, 2020. It took…

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‘Partygate’ fines handed to attendees of Downing Street private secretary’s leaving do

Scotland Yard announced it had launched a criminal investigation into the partygate allegations on January 25, but detectives have made slow progress in issuing the first fines….

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Public should be told if Carrie Johnson gets ‘partygate’ fine, says Sir Keir Starmer

Downing Street spokesmen have said they will let it be known if Mr Johnson is issued with a fixed penalty notice, which would mean Covid laws had…

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Boris Johnson refuses to say No 10 parties were illegal, despite fines

But Mr Johnson declined to say he accepted that fact. At the liaison committee, SNP MP Pete Wishart asked Mr Johnson to accept “there has been criminality…

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Partygate offenders have no right to anonymity

The proudest boast of British law is open justice – that the public is entitled to know how and to whom justice is being applied. In the…

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‘Partygate’ police ‘hiding behind’ Leveson privacy guidelines by not naming those given fines

As well as refusing to provide the names of those issued with fines, Scotland Yard has said it will not give any details about the specific events….

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Scotland Yard ready to issue first ‘partygate’ fines

Mr Johnson has consistently rejected suggestions he broke Covid laws. His defence is believed to centre on the argument that he attended the gatherings in a work…

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Head of civil service given ‘partygate’ questionnaire by police

The investigation was taken over by Sue Gray, a former head of propriety and ethics at the Cabinet Office and a senior civil servant in the Levelling…

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MPs call time on drunken staff sleeping in parliamentary offices

MPs’ staff have been drunkenly sleeping in the office after missing their trains home after nights out. Sir Charles Walker, the Conservative MP who chairs Parliament’s administration…

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Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages from ‘partygate’ are ‘no longer available’

The update issued by Sue Gray’s team of investigators revealed that they examined emails, WhatsApp messages and text messages to establish “extensive substantive factual information”. In January,…

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Metropolitan police have begun interviewing ‘key witnesses’ in ‘partygate’

Police have begun interviewing key witnesses as part of the Partygate investigation, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The Metropolitan Police said more than 100 questionnaires had now been…

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Ukraine war shows ‘partygate’ was ‘fluff’, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg has dismissed the “partygate” scandal as “fluff”, saying the Ukraine war showed it was not a “serious” issue. But fellow Tories on Friday distanced themselves…

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‘Partygate’ suspects can see Sue Gray notes before responding to police

A government source said the Gray investigation was “a staffing matter, not a statutory inquiry or an HR disciplinary inquiry”, adding that “there wouldn’t be much grounds”…

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Georgian-era law that keeps homelessness illegal to be repealed

Georgian-era laws that render rough sleeping illegal are to be repealed, Home Office sources insisted on Thursday night, as the Government faces a growing Tory rebellion over…

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Government asks Met Police not to publish ‘partygate’ investigation photos

The leaked memo, obtained by ITV, said: “Consistent with its indication that it will not publish the identities of anyone issued a FPN, we would not expect…