Boris Johnson will give a press release to the Home of Commons this afternoon for the primary time since he was fined by police for attending a lockdown-defying occasion at Downing Road. It has been reported that he’ll make a “full-throated apology” to MPs after he was fined by police for attending a birthday bash in breach of Covid guidelines, however won’t deal with allegations he instigated some occasions.
Final week the PM was fined by the Metropolitan Police for attending a birthday bash thrown in his honour within the Cupboard room in June, 2020, whereas coronavirus restrictions have been in place. You possibly can examine that right here. On the weekend it was reported that he not solely attend a leaving occasion for his former communications chief Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, however instigated it. Downing Road declined to touch upon the claims.
In addition to addressing MPs within the Chamber Mr Johnson is predicted to talk to a gathering of your entire Conservative parliamentary occasion on Tuesday night. In accordance with The Telegraph additionally it is thought Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, will announce at this time that he’ll permit a vote on an investigation into whether or not the PM misled Parliament together with his partygate explanations. Nevertheless, it could not be anticipated that any vote would cross because the Conservative occasion has a majority within the Commons. You may get extra politics information and different story updates by subscribing to our newsletters right here.
This morning Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer stated he anticipated Boris Johnson to “apologise and then excuse himself” in an interview on ITV’s Lorraine: “The Prime Minister makes the laws, tells the country to obey the laws, then breaks them and then – in my view – lies to Parliament about it. For millions of people complying with the rules really, really hurt. This is why it has gone so deep – we’ve all heard of terrible cases of funerals that people couldn’t attend.”
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