Labour attack PM as Number 10 confirm Johnson and Sunak will be fined over Covid lockdown parties - The Worcester Observer
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Labour attack PM as Number 10 confirm Johnson and Sunak will be fined over Covid lockdown parties

Rob George 12th Apr, 2022

WORCESTER Labour chiefs have accused the Prime Minister of ‘partying and laughing at us’ after it was revealed both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor would be fined over ‘Partygate’.

Lynn Denham, Labour’s parliamentary candidate at the 2019 General Election, spoke out after Boris Johnson became the first serving Prime Minister in history to be penalised for law-breaking.

Number 10 confirmed the Prime Minister would receive a fixed penalty notice for attending a party deemed illegal by the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are among a tranche of 30 more fixed penalty notices dished out by Scotland Yard on Tuesday (April 12) to people who broke lockdown rules.

They have been sanctioned by Operation Hilman for breaking the law at events which took place while millions of ordinary Britons were showing self-sacrifice and obeying Covid rules set by the Government.

A No10 spokeswoman said: ‘The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have received notification that the Metropolitan Police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices. We have no further details, but we will update you again when we do.’

In response, Coun Denham said: “This comes as no surprise to the majority of the British public. It’s clear from the conversations that we are having on the doorstep in Worcester that people are fed up with being lied to by this government.

“Everybody else obeyed the laws during lockdown whilst the privileged in Downing Street partied and laughed at us.”

The Observer has approached Worcester’s MP Robin Walker and Malvern’s MP Harriett Baldwin for comments

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