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Boris Johnson news newest: Whitehall ‘fears top civil servants implicated in Partygate’, as new fines issued

Tory minister says Boris Johnson should not resign as a result of after Partygate scandal

Whitehall is bracing for extra top civil servants to be implicated in the partygate scandal after the federal government’s former ethics chief apologised for attending an unlawful leaving do.

Former deputy cupboard secretary Helen MacNamara was among the many first wave of individuals to be handed a fixed-penalty discover by the Metropolitan Police as a part of its investigation.

She reportedly provided a karaoke machine for a leaving occasion for Downing Street aide Hannah Young held in the cupboard secretary’s Whitehall office on 18 June 2020, at a time when all indoor gatherings have been banned in the course of the first strict nationwide Covid lockdown.

Members of the general public had additionally been instructed to not sing in public, in an effort to cease the unfold of Covid-19, which means that hymns couldn’t be sung at funerals.

Ms MacNamara stated she paid the fantastic she was handed in reference to the offence, which was reportedly £50.

A senior civil service supply instructed the Guardian there have been issues extra civil servants might be implicated in Sue Gray’s partygate report, whereas might result in potential disciplinary motion.

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Trans Tory MP say PM has ‘broken promise’ by permitting conversion remedy for transgender individuals

The first transgender MP has accused Boris Johnson’s authorities of breaking its “promise” by excluding trans individuals from a ban on conversion remedy.

Jamie Wallis, the Conservative MP for Bridgend who final week got here out as trans, stated he’s “bitterly disappointed” that individuals who determine as a unique gender to the one they’re born into shall be excluded from plans.

Adam Forrest has the total story:

Chiara Giordano5 April 2022 08:55

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Former authorities ethics chief apologises after being fined over partygate

The authorities’s former ethics chief has stated she is “sorry for the error of judgement” after being fined as a part of a Metropolitan Police investigation into No 10 events.

Helen MacNamara stated she had paid the fantastic she was handed reportedly in reference to a leaving do held in the Cabinet Office on June 18 2020 to mark the departure of a personal secretary.

Ashley Cowburn and Adam Forrest have extra particulars:

Chiara Giordano5 April 2022 08:45

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Leaving drinks for official who wrote Covid guidelines sees ‘more fines issued’

Metropolitan Police fines are believed to have been issued to employees who attended a leaving drinks occasion for the top authorities official who helped write Covid guidelines.

Staff who joined Kate Josephs’ “boozy” farewell bash on the Cabinet Office on 17 December 2020 have been handed Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs), in line with The Telegraph.

Adam Forrest has extra on this story:

Chiara Giordano5 April 2022 08:35

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Whitehall ‘fears top civil servants implicated in partygate scandal’

Whitehall is said to be bracing for more top civil servants to be implicated in the partygate scandal after the government’s former ethics chief apologised for attending an unlawful leaving do.

Former deputy cupboard secretary Helen MacNamara was among the many first wave of individuals to be handed a fixed-penalty discover by the Metropolitan Police as a part of its investigation.

She reportedly provided a karaoke machine for a leaving occasion for Downing Street aide Hannah Young held in the cupboard secretary’s Whitehall office on 18 June 2020, at a time when all indoor gatherings have been banned in the course of the first strict nationwide Covid lockdown.

A senior civil service supply instructed the Guardian there have been issues extra civil servants might be implicated in Sue Gray’s partygate report, whereas might result in potential disciplinary motion.

Chiara Giordano5 April 2022 08:27

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s dwell UK politics protection. We’ll be bringing you updates on all the most recent news and response from Westminster and past as the partygate scandal continues.

Chiara Giordano5 April 2022 08:21

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