Boris Johnson: the long goodbye

2022-01-29 7:52:00 PM

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This week may be when the British prime minister gets his comeuppance at last. Not only is he awaiting judgment by senior civil servant Sue Gray for more than a dozen staff parties at his official residence in a time of lockdown, now the police are looking into his behaviour too.

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsLONDON, U.K.—The plot couldn’t be more familiar: criminal mastermind gets away with endless daring escapades, and is brought down in the end by some silly little mistake.To keep reading, subscribe andbecome a political insider.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has slid effortlessly through endless scrapes and scandals that would have finished off a lesser scoundrel, writes Gwynne Dyer.The Metropolitan Police force said it had asked for civil servant Sue Gray's report to make only “minimal reference” to the events being investigated by detectives, “to avoid any prejudice to our investigation.The Canadian Press — Jan 28 2022 LONDON (AP) — Doubt about the timing of a key report into lockdown-breaching parties within the British government deepened Friday when police said they wanted parts of it to remain unpublished until they finish a criminal investigation.Social Sharing.

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons LONDON, U.K. Newsletter sign-up: Get The COVID-19 Brief sent to your inbox The senior civil servant is probing allegations that the prime minister and his staff flouted restrictions they imposed on the country in 2020 and 2021 to curb the spread of the coronavirus with “bring your own booze” office parties, birthday celebrations and “wine time Fridays.—The plot couldn’t be more familiar: criminal mastermind gets away with endless daring escapades, and is brought down in the end by some silly little mistake. Gray's findings could deliver a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fragile grip on power. To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider. Gray is looking into almost 20 incidents. Only $7.

67 / week for one year. Police have handed out tens of thousands of fines for breaching coronavirus rules since 2020, with miscreants facing a maximum fine of 10,000 pounds ($13,500). Gray is looking into almost 20 incidents. Enjoy unlimited website access and the digital newspaper. Cancel anytime. He has denied personal wrongdoing and said he has “absolutely no intention” of resigning. . Johnson has promised to publish Gray’s report in full and to address Parliament about its findings.