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Johnson will no longer face sanctions as the inquiry into partygate comes to a close.

BORIS JOHNSON will not face any additional punishment for his lockdown violations, Downing Street confirmed yesterday, after the Metropolitan Police's partygate inquiry resulted in 126 penalties.

Scotland Yard said it had issued fixed-penalty notices to 83 people who were present at events in Downing Street and Whitehall over the course of eight days.

No. 10 said the Prime Minister was "pleased" with the outcome of the investigation and that officers informed Mr Johnson that he would not be fined again, despite receiving one for an event on his 56th birthday. The end of Operation Hillman, an 11-month investigation into security breaches, clears the way for the potentially embarrassing disclosure of senior civil servant Sue Gray's investigation.

Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister's wife, has been advised she will face no more penalty, while Chancellor Rishi Sunak has yet to receive another sanction. Mr Johnson's birthday party in June 2020 resulted in both of them being punished.

Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour Party's leader, reiterated his call for Mr Johnson to go and said Ms Gray's full report should be made public. "Industrial-scale rule breaching has taken place at the heart of Boris Johnson's Downing Street," Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner stated.

“We must now urgently see the Sue Gray report published in full. It’s time for the Prime Minister to stop hiding.

“While the British people sacrificed so much, Boris Johnson’s Downing Street broke the rules at record-breaking scale. Britain deserves better.”

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/no-more-fines-as-police-end-partygate-investigation

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