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Partygate: there is controversy over Johnson after new photos are published

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Partygate: there is controversy over Johnson after new photos are published

The full Gray report should arrive tomorrow for BBC

(ANSA) – LONDON, MAY 24 – A new controversy arises over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Partygate scandal after the publication by the ITV broadcaster of four photographs showing the Tory leader toasting with other people during an event held in Downing Street on November 13, 2020, while the lockdown was in force to limit the spread of Covid. In fact, according to the BBC, at least one of the funionaries present was fined in the recently concluded police investigation, but not the prime minister, who was sanctioned only once for another party that was accused. While Johnson is being defended by his ministers, such as Transport owner Grant Shapps according to whom the premier “was not celebrating”, new accusations rain down from Labor, starting with that of the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who speaks of a “smoking gun. “therefore proof that the prime minister violated the rules even then. The Met Police is also called in to explain why Johnson was not fined for the November 13 event, the farewell party for the government’s director of communications, former reporter Lee Cain, who resigned at the time. . Finally, according to a government source heard by the BBC, the full independent report drawn up by senior official Sue Gray on the Partygate should be published tomorrow, followed by a statement in Parliament and a press conference by the prime minister. (HANDLE).

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