Partygate: UK PM and chancellor apologise for breaking law in lockdown – BBC News

Partygate: UK PM and chancellor apologise for breaking law in lockdown – BBC News

Partygate: UK PM and chancellor apologise for breaking law in lockdown – BBC News – Latest News Today

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been fined by the police for attending a birthday party thrown for him during a Covid lockdown.

The prime minister confirmed he had paid the fixed penalty notice for going to the hour-long gathering in the Cabinet Room on 19 June 2020.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the PM’s wife were also fined for the same event, and confirmed they had paid.

All three apologised for attending, but neither Mr Johnson or Mr Sunak offered to resign.

The BBC’s Ros Atkins explains the latest developments.

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