New reports for former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The former head of government is again the subject of reports for potential violations of anti-Covid rules, according to several concordant sources on Tuesday, May 23. The former leader of the Conservative government was forced to resign last summer following a series of scandals, mainly that of the parties in Downing Street in violation of anti-Covid rules. He had already been fined.
But as The Times revealed on Tuesday, the executive branch – the Cabinet Office – has made new reports to police as new evidence has emerged in the build-up to the investigation into the handling of the pandemic. . London Police said they were "assessing" information from the Cabinet Office on May 19 about "potential" Covid breaches in Downing Street between June 2020 and May 2021.
According to The Times, Thames Valley Police also confirmed they had received a report of events at Chequers, the country residence of British Prime Ministers. A spokesman for Boris Johnson denounced to the Times an "obvious attempt to fabricate something out of thin air for political reasons", pointing out that lawyers for the ex-Prime Minister have argued, both to the Cabinet Office that of the ongoing parliamentary inquiry, that the disputed events were legal.
Boris Johnson is indeed under a parliamentary inquiry which must determine whether he lied to Parliament by repeatedly claiming that all health restrictions had been respected in Downing Street during the pandemic. Boris Johnson was heard for more than three hours on March 22 by the committee in what could go so far as to cost him his seat as an MP, and affirmed "hand on heart" that he did not lie to the Parliament.