British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fined for breaching his COVID rules

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London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Tuesday it would issue a fine for the offence COVID-19 The following regulations are allegations Closing parties in government offices. Treasurer Rishi Sunak will also be fined.

The news came after London’s Metropolitan Police said earlier Tuesday that it had issued another 30 notices of firm sanctions in connection with the “Party Gateway” scandal, which has outraged many in Britain and has seen dozens of politicians and officials investigate allegations that the government has breached its procedures. Special epidemic restrictions.

A spokesman for Johnson’s office said: “The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer today received notification that the Metropolitan Police intends to issue fixed penalty notices to them.” “We don’t have more details, but we’ll update you again when we do.”

It was not clear how much fines Johnson and Snack were levied on.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, right, respond to a statement in the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 23, 2022.

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Johnson has denied wrongdoing, but is alleged to have participated in several of the twelve events in his office at 10 Downing Street and other government buildings investigated by police.

Johnson’s government was shaken by public outrage over revelations that his staff held ‘bring your own liquor’ office parties, Christmas celebrations and ‘wine time Friday’ in 2020 and 2021 while millions in Britain were banned from meeting friends and family because of it. Government restrictions on COVID-19. Police fined thousands of people between 60 pounds ($79) and 10,000 pounds ($13,200) for social gatherings that violate the rules.

Opponents, and some members of the ruling Conservative Party, have said Johnson should resign if he is fined for breaking rules he imposed on the rest of the country during the pandemic.

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In total, police said they issued at least 50 fines for the infractions, but did not identify the beneficiaries. Police said they sent questionnaires to more than 100 people, including the prime minister, and interviewed witnesses as part of the investigation.

In January, government employee Sue Gray published a report on some gatherings, those that had not been the subject of criminal investigation. She said “failures of leadership and governance” in Johnson’s government allowed events that should not have happened.

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