Boris Johnson news – live: Starmer hits out at Met over Partygate silence



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Keir Starmer has criticized the Metropolitan Police for failing to reveal the number of Partygatefines being issued ahead of local elections.

It comes after the force announced they would not be providing an update on fixed-penalty notices ahead of the local polls next month.

The Labor leader said the Met “should continue to make their decisions and make those decisions public as they were before”.

“And the PM must disclose if he gets further ends. The Met police should not have changed their practice,” the former director of public prosecutions added in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.

“Criminal charges are brought all the time, elections or no elections. It’s in the public interest to know who has received fines, particularly those high up in Government.”

According to reports, fine notices have started landing in the email inboxes of officials who attended a “bring your own bottle” drinks do in the No 10 garden on 20 May 2020 during England’s first lockdown.

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“And when I say a lot, I mean a lot; in Boris’s own words, they started accumulating ‘like drifting snow on the windshield’.

Mr Jones added: “I once worked out that, over the decade he worked for GQ, Boris had cost us about £4,000 in parking tickets.

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“But then he’d also written more than a hundred incredibly funny motoring columns, so I figured it was worth it.”

Mr Jones said that “interestingly” Mr Johnson never received any speeding tickets.

“And I’ve got a pretty good idea why,” Mr Jones added.

“When the cars were delivered to his house in Islington, the car company always made a note of the mileage, something that is standard practice. The mileage would also be noted when they came to pick them up again. And on more than one occasion – OK, on ​​many, many, many occasions – the mileage was precisely the same. So I leave you to draw your own conclusions.”

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Rwanda plans seek to ’empower’ asylum seekers, Patel claims

The Rwanda migrant plans are concerned with trying to “empower” asylum seekers, home secretary Priti Patel has claimed.

“It’s always been a partnership based on resettlement, rebuilding lives. Investing in people,” she told The Times.

“We empower people through how we invest in them.”

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She had earlier defended the government’s controversial agreement to send asylum seekers for processing to Rwanda as being “very unique” and “not like a trade deal”.

“It’s not like a trade deal … We brought migration and economic development together for a migration and economic development partnership with Rwanda,” Ms Patel told The Sunday Telegraph.

“It is so different to Australia’s model, for example, with how they have outsourced, so to speak. It’s not like-for-like, this is a very, very unique model.”

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Starmer hits out at Met over Partygate silence

Keir Starmer has criticized the Metropolitan Police for failing to reveal the number of Partygatefines being issued ahead of local elections.

It comes after the force announced they would not be providing an update on fixed-penalty notices ahead of the local polls next month.

The Labor leader said the Met “should continue to make their decisions and make those decisions public as they were before”.

“And the PM must disclose if he gets further ends. The Met police should not have changed their practice,” the former director of public prosecutions added in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.

“Criminal charges are brought all the time, elections or no elections. It’s in the public interest to know who has received fines, particularly those high up in Government.”

According to reports, fine notices have started landing in the email inboxes of officials who attended a “bring your own bottle” drinks do in the No 10 garden on 20 May 2020 during England’s first lockdown.

Emily Atkinson24 April 2022 07:40


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