126 People Charged For Partying During Lockdowns In “Partygate” Scandal

(JustPatriots.com)- On Thursday, the London Metropolitan Police ended its “Partygate” investigation clearing the way for UK senior civil servant Sue Gray to release her report on lockdown gatherings sometime in the next few weeks.

One hundred and twenty-six people had been fined for attending events that occurred between May 2020 and April 2021 at the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street while COVID lockdowns were in place. Of those fined, 28 had incurred multiple fines for attending multiple events.

While the Met did not identify any of those fined, some officials have come forward to acknowledge their involvement. Prime Minister Johnson and his wife Carrie both confirmed that they each received one fine.

With the Met investigation concluded, Parliament can now begin its investigation into whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson knowingly lied about his involvement in Partygate. Parliament had voted last month to approve the investigation once the Met concluded its own. If Parliament determines that Johnson is guilty of lying, it would be considered a resigning offense.

The PM’s political opponents are pushing to have Sue Gray’s report released as soon as possible. According to the UK Guardian, Labor Party deputy leader Angela Raynor described “Partygate” as “industrial-scale rule-breaking” and demanded that Prime Minister Johnson “stop hiding.”

Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat leader noted that Downing Street received more fines for violating COVID restrictions “than any other address in the country.” Davey said “Partygate” shows “a shocking level of criminality at the heart” of Number 10 Downing Street.

But Prime Minister Johnson isn’t the only political leader facing scrutiny over his disregard of COVID lockdown policies. Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labor Party, was seen attending an office party with coworkers in April 2021. Despite his disregard for restrictions, Starmer is one of the most insistent that Johnson resign over Partygate, prompting Starmer’s political opponents to accuse him of hypocrisy.

Further evidence of Starmer defying restrictions has since emerged and Starmer said he would resign if he was fined for attending any events during the COVID lockdown.

Sue Gray released an interim draft of her report in January but delayed the full report until after the Met concluded its investigation.