Prime Minister Boris Johnson won’t be fined again for breaking coronavirus regulations after London police concluded their probe into rule-breaking gatherings held at Downing Street during lockdown.
The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that it’s made 126 referrals for fines as part of its investigation into “Partygate.” While police said they have not yet informed all recipients of their possible fines, Johnson’s spokesman, Max Blain, said the premier has been told he won’t be fined again, after receiving one last month.
The individuals -- who London’s Metropolitan Police Service did not identify -- have or will be fined over parties that took place at the heart of British government between May 2020 and April 2021.
The conclusion of the police report means the findings of an internal government investigation into the culture of rule-breaking in Downing Street can now be published in full. It is expected next week, a person familiar with the matter said.
In her 12-page interim report published in February, senior civil servant Sue Gray said “too little thought” was given to the conditions faced by people across the UK under strict Covid-19 restrictions, and that some events “should not have been allowed to take place.”
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