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Boris Johnson fined

Boris Johnson fined

Boris Johnson fined
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Boris Johnson has apologised after a fine imposed by the Metropolitan Police for violating lockdown guidelines, but has said that he would not quit.

Prime Minister Theresa May has received demands to resign after his penalties for attending his own birthday party in the Downing Street Cabinet room in June 2020.

“I have paid the fee and once again offer a complete apologies,” Mr Johnson said.

 

When asked whether he would resign, Mr Johnson stated: “I want to be able to carry out the mandate I have, but also to address the issues that the nation must confront right now.”

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When asked if he believed it was impossible since he had breached his own rules, he answered, “I feel that it is my responsibility to go on and deliver for the people of this nation, and that is exactly what I am going to do.”

In discussing his lockdown-breaking birthday celebration, Mr Johnson said that “in all honesty, it never occurred to me at the time that this would have been a violation of the regulations.”

However, after the fine, he “humbly admits” that he did violate COVID-19 regulations.
He said that he “spoke entirely in good faith” when he repeatedly stated that Downing Street adhered to all regulations.

When asked whether he believed he would face more penalties, he said that the media would be among the first to learn.

Mr. Johnson, his wife Carrie, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak all received penalties for violating lockdown regulations.

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They are said to have paid £50 apiece, a discounted amount due to the fact that the fixed penalty notices were resolved within 14 days.

Mr. Sunak expressed an “unqualified apologies” and indicated that he would not quit.

“I believe that public officials must adhere to strict standards in order to retain public trust. I accept the judgment and have paid the fine,” he said.

“I am aware that many individuals made significant sacrifices during Covid, and they will find this scenario disturbing. I am very sorry for the frustration and anger caused.

“Like the Prime Minister, I am committed to producing results for the British people at this trying period.”

The sanctions stem from an inquiry by the Metropolitan Police into parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall in 2020 and 2021.

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Mr. Johnson is the first serving prime minister to face a criminal charge for violating the law.

The opposition wants PM out. Labour wants both the PM and Chancellor to go.

Mme Sturgeon has also encouraged them to step down. Mark Drakeford, the Welsh leader, demanded her resignation.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and Plaid Cymru demanded a recall of parliament. The inquiry, Operation Hillman, led to the Met Police referring over 50 instances for fixed fines.

PM fined for a birthday party, Number 10 revealed the PM was penalised for attending his own birthday.

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