Late last night on the ITV website there was this new article under the headline of “Police to hand out first set of fines over Downing Street parties imminently, ITV News understands”. Given that the Metropolitan Police are now fining the people who work in No 10 Downing Street for activities that they carried over the last two years and given that Johnson is the boss for this location and perhaps even more significantly that for many months he has denied it took place, now would seem to be the time for him to resign. The ITV piece goes on to state
The first set of fines for parties and gatherings held at Downing Street in breach of Covid restrictions are set to be handed out to approximately 20 officials, ITV News understands. The fines come after questionnaires were sent by the Metropolitan Police to those suspected of breaking Covid regulations by attending gatherings at the height of the pandemic when lockdown measures were in place. “The Cabinet Office has been told that an initial tranche of approximately 20 officials will be fined in next day or so for partying in breach of Covid 19 restrictions,” ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston says. The first punishments are seen as the “easiest cases”, the “low hanging fruit”, he reports. More fines are expected – this is seen as the first wave as there are still many Downing Street events that are yet to be fully investigated.