Veiled threat to Met Police from Boris Johnson ally over partygate a “dark moment”

Responding to reports that a senior ally of Boris Johnson has said the Met Police will need to be ‘very certain’ that he has breached lockdown rules before issuing him with a fine, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “This veiled threat by Number 10 allies is amongst very heavy competition perhaps the darkest moment of this whole sorry saga.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey

“It shows a fundamental belief in the heart of government that Boris Johnson should be above the law and that Number 10 will bring any institution into disrepute to save Johnson’s skin.

“This is a sobering reminder of why we need a cast-iron guarantee that Boris Johnson and his team will have nothing to do with the appointment of Cressida Dick’s successor.

“There was a time that the Conservatives called themselves the party of law and order; the public will laugh at that very idea for generations.”

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