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  1. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Met ‘considers’ complaints No 10 Xmas parties breached Covid rules

    Gavin Cordon
    4 December 2021, 2:44 pmThe Metropolitan Police have said they are considering complaints from Labour MPs that Boris Johnson and his No 10 staff held Christmas parties in breach of Covid regulations.

    Labour backbenchers Neil Coyle and Barry Gardiner have each written to Scotland Yard asking police to investigate reports that two parties were held in the run-up to last Christmas at a time when such gatherings were banned.

    Mr Johnson has not denied the events took place but said no rules were broken – although he has repeatedly refused to explain how that could be the case.

    In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said that while it did not routinely investigate “retrospective” breaches of the Covid regulations, it was considering the correspondence it had received.

    I’ve asked @metpoliceuk to investigate the Downing Street parties in 2020. I believe they broke the law. Most of my constituents followed the rules; those that didn’t faced penalties. Johnson is not above the law, despite his bloated sense of self-entitlement.

    — Neil Coyle (@coyleneil) December 3, 2021

    On Wednesday, the Daily Mirror reported the Prime Minister gave a speech at a packed leaving-do for a senior aide last November when the country was in the midst of the second lockdown.

    The newspaper said members of his No 10 team then held their own festive party in the days before Christmas, while London was under Tier 3 restrictions.

    In each case, the paper reported, there were 40 or 50 people crammed “cheek by jowl” into a medium-sized room in No 10.

    In his letter to the police, Mr Coyle said: “The sense of outrage from constituents is palpable that they followed the rules while those responsible for devising and enforcing them were breaching them at the top of government.

    “The Prime Minister has been questioned on this and has replied that ‘no Covid rules were broken’ but from reading the guidance I believe even holding these events was a breach of the rules at the time.”

    In his letter, Mr Gardiner expressed surprise that when Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick was interviewed on LBC on Friday, she said the force was not investigating the matter as she had not received correspondence on it.

    I look forward to Dame Cressida’s response as to whether @metpoliceuk will investigate the Downing Street Christmas parties and whether the law was broken. Nobody is above the law.

    — Barry Gardiner (@BarryGardiner) December 3, 2021

    “If these events did take place, it implies that there is one rule for the Government and another for everyone else,” he said.

    “I believe your officers should investigate the matter further to establish the facts and to see if any laws might have been broken.”

    Separately, Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has written to the Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to ask whether he had considered referring the matter to the Met.

    In a statement, the force said: “The Metropolitan Police Service is aware of widespread reporting and has received correspondence relating to alleged breaches of the health protection regulations at a Government building on two dates in November and December 2020.

    “It is our policy not to routinely investigate retrospective breaches of the Covid-19 regulations; we will however consider the correspondence received.”
  2. Peter Barnett

    Peter Barnett Members

    You mean Angela Rayner has the ability to write. Look on the bright side, the Tories have blessed you with your erotic massages, holidays abroad, overindulgence in food, and a warm place to live. No worries, money is no object and you are still not satisfied.

    And what do Labour do, nothing except dig and complain about minor Tory infringements at every possible chance?
  3. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Ahhhh - another accolyte of the scumbag 'nasty sleaze party' - in the words of the prophet - urinate elsewhere
  4. Peter Barnett

    Peter Barnett Members

    The Labour Prophet was in 1895 and they have still not moved on.
  5. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Who said anything about a Labour Prophet ??? I keep telling you, I'm neither a member or supporter of the Labour Party - they're not socialist enough (not that they've really ever been) for my tastes - I want a proper Socialist Party with thought out five year plan manifestos.
  6. Peter Barnett

    Peter Barnett Members

    Well, you are a bit old to join/start a socialist youth movement, which would mean spreading the word while living the comfortable high life. Then you are doing that already.

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