Caroline Lucas says Boris Johnson ‘must go’ after lockdown party fine Brighton News

CAROLINE Lucas has said the Prime Minister must step down following news that he and the Chancellor would be fined for lockdown parties in Downing Street.

Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been told they will be fined as part of a police investigation into allegations of lockdown parties being held in Downing Street.

Reacting to the news, Ms Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: ‘Law and order, anyone? They broke their own rules. The two. Prime Minister and Chancellor.

“People are dying, NHS staff are risking their lives, loneliness and horror in care homes. Millions stayed home.

“Conservatives, do you care about breaking the law or not? Can we have Sue Gray’s full report now?

She added: ‘The Prime Minister must go.’

The Metropolitan Police announced 30 more fines on Tuesday as part of Operation Hillman, which is looking into breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the top of government.

A spokeswoman for No 10 said: ‘The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer were told today that the Metropolitan Police intended to issue them fixed fine notices.

“We don’t have any more details, but we’ll let you know when we do.”

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak should step down after confirmation.

Sir Keir said: “Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have repeatedly broken the law and lied to the British public.

“They should both resign.

“The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better.

Police chose not to name those facing fines, citing traditional practice when it comes to out-of-court cases such as speeding fines, but Downing Street said it would confirm whether Mr. Johnson was among those sanctioned.

Scotland Yard said on Tuesday it had made at least 50 referrals for Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) – up from 20 at the end of March – to the ACRO Criminal Records Office, which is responsible for issuing fines.

Mr Johnson is believed to have been present at six of the at least 12 events under investigation.

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