The fallout after Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted paying fines this week was continuing with further calls to quit…reports Asian Lite News
Boris Johnson was braced for further fines for breaches of coronavirus laws after a justice minister resigned over the “repeated rule-breaking” in Downing Street.
Conservative peer David Wolfson said he had “no option” other than to quit because the scale and nature of the events determined by police to be breaches so far are “inconsistent with the rule of law”.
Multiple newspapers carried reports suggesting the Prime Minister could receive further fixed penalty notices after he accepted a fine for attending a birthday party held for him in No 10 during Covid restrictions in June 2020.
Downing Street sources said they were awaiting the outcome of the ongoing Scotland Yard inquiry after Johnson conceded more fines could follow, having reportedly attended six of the 12 events under investigation.
The Prime Minister will attempt to move on from the scandal with a major speech on Thursday setting out new plans for the asylum system, including sending individuals more than 4,000 miles to Rwanda for processing.
The fallout after Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted paying fines this week was continuing with further calls to quit.
Conservative MPs Nigel Mills and Craig Whittaker said the Prime Minister’s position was untenable after he was found to have broken the rules he set.
However, Johnson’s position was safe for the time being, with politicians away from Parliament for the Easter recess and numerous Tory critics arguing for immediate focus to be on the invasion of Ukraine.
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