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    Police in the United Kingdom are planning to levy a total of £20,000 in fines as a result of the shutdown parties on Downing Street.

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    As part of a continuing investigation into parties conducted at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s home and office that broke COVID-19 lockdown guidelines, British police will levy 20 fines.

    The penalized individuals will not be named by the police, but Downing Street has previously stated that it will announce if Johnson is one of them.

    The Metropolitan Police announced in a statement on Tuesday that “we will initially begin referring 20 fixed penalty notices to be issued for breaches of COVID-19 legislation.”

    “We are working hard to move this investigation along as quickly as possible, and we have done a lot of examinations.” However, because there is still a considerable amount of investigative evidence to be examined, more referrals to ACRO may be made if the evidential level is met.”

    The authorities are looking into 12 gatherings that may have violated COVID-19 restrictions, some of which Johnson attended.

    The discoveries, nicknamed “Partygate” by the British media, sparked outrage in the United Kingdom and prompted calls for Johnson’s resignation.

    Many lawmakers even sent Johnson letters of no confidence, though some have subsequently withdrawn them.

    A crucial concern for Johnson’s Conservative Party rebels is whether he will be penalized as a result of the investigation.

    Opposition parties, on the other hand, have a lower bar.

    “Boris Johnson’s Downing Street has been found guilty of breaking the law after over two months of police work, 12 parties investigated, and over a hundred persons questioned under caution,” said Angela Rayner, the Labour Party’s deputy leader.

    “From the beginning, the culture has been established.”

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