Ed Davey: Met Police must interview Boris Johnson under caution

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has welcomed the confirmation from Commissioner Cressida Dick that the Met Police is now investigating parties held in Downing Street and Whitehall in breach of Covid rules, calling it the “first step towards justice for millions across the country.”

It comes after Ed Davey wrote to Cressida Dick two weeks ago calling for a full investigation into the gatherings held in Number 10.

The Liberal Democrats say Boris Johnson should be interviewed under caution, and given Fixed Penalty Notices for every time he is found to have breached Covid laws. Over 17,700 people have been fined by the Metropolitan Police for breaching Covid laws during the pandemic, including 113 fines for holding a gathering of over 30 people.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “This is the first step towards justice for millions across the country who have felt so much pain and anger at Boris Johnson’s behaviour.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey

“Boris Johnson is not above the law, he must be treated like anyone else. I now expect the Met to question Boris Johnson under caution at his local police station. If found guilty, he and any others in Downing Street who have broken Covid rules should be fined in the same way as ordinary members of the public.

“Boris Johnson has dragged the British public through hell and back in recent months. Each news bulletin brings more pain for those who couldn’t say goodbye to their loved ones, those who went months without seeing their family, and all those who worked endless shifts on the Covid wards to save lives. They deserve justice. He must resign.”

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