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Partygate fines latest updates: Boris Johnson to face MPs as Downing Street insists he did not mislead Parliament

First 20 fines to be issued over Westminster’s partygate scandal

Boris Johnson will face MPs within the Commons on Wednesday after police confirmed the primary wave of 20 fines are being issued over lockdown-breaching events in Whitehall.

Downing Street has now mentioned it should verify whether or not cupboard secretary Simon Case is amongst these fined by the Metropolitan Police over the partygate scandal.

It beforehand mentioned it will solely announce a fantastic obtained by Boris Johnson and that different officers and particular advisers will not be named.

But Mr Johnson’s spokesman mentioned they’d make clear the state of affairs concerning Mr Case, given his “unique position”.

Mr Johnson has not but been knowledgeable whether or not he will obtain a fantastic, his official spokesperson mentioned however added that they’re “committed” to guaranteeing the general public is knowledgeable if the prime minister is given a penalty discover.

Twelve occasions throughout Downing Street and Whitehall are being investigated between May 2020 and April 2021, six of which the prime minister is alleged to have attended.

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Boris Johnson to face grilling by MPs

Boris Johnson will face MPs following the Metropolitan Police’s conclusion that coronavirus legal guidelines had been damaged on the coronary heart of his authorities.

On Tuesday, the police confirmed that the primary 20 fines had been issued over the scandal.

Mr Johnson is probably going to face a troublesome session of Prime Minister’s Questions and he will then endure an extra grilling from senior MPs on the Liaison Committee.

Earlier, Downing Street has insisted that the prime minister did not mislead parliament when he claimed that lockdown guidelines had been adopted.

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Sravasti Dasgupta30 March 2022 05:36

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Sunak to seem earlier than MPs at Treasury choose committee

Sunak to seem earlier than MPs at Treasury choose committee

Rishi Sunak faces his first Commons grilling since delivering his extensively criticised spring assertion to MPs final week.

The chancellor is up on the Treasury choose committee the place he is being questioned on whether or not his mini-budget did sufficient to assist Britons with the cost of living disaster.

We’ll convey you updates from the session as soon as it will get underway at 2.40pm.

Sravasti Dasgupta30 March 2022 04:45

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