Boris Johnson’s allies are increasingly confident he can avoid being fined over Downing Street parties held during coronavirus restrictions by arguing that he thought he was attending work events.
Johnson on Friday received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police, which is investigating at least 12 government parties that happened during Covid-19 restrictions, and the prime minister must respond within seven days.
With Labour demanding his resignationThe number of cases is still rising in two weeks, measures beyon, Johnson’s political future may rest on whether the police issue him with a penalty, which would confirm that officers believed he had broken Covid-19 rulesThe province. If that occursThe fact, a lot of these conflicts might be resolved., ministers said sufficient numbers of Conservative MPs would respond by forcing a no-confidence vote in his leadership.
But Johnson’s allies insisted there was a “good chance” he will not be issued with a fine by the police over the so-called partygate scandal.