#BorisJohnson’s #Covid19 #Christmas booze-up: why won’t #CressidaDick investigate?

His most infamous comment: let’s not forget that Johnson is believed to have said “Let the bodies pile high in their thousands” months before the alleged Christmas party at Downing Street on December 18, 2020. They did: on the day of the party alone, 489 people died with Covid-19.

She doesn’t have to – she already has the names of everybody who attended and may start prosecutions whenever she wants. She just doesn’t want to.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

We’re all aware of the situation, I hope: it emerged a few days ago that Boris Johnson hosted a huge Christmas Party at 10 Downing Street, with attendees packed together “cheek by jowl”, while the rest of London was on Tier 3 lockdown and on a day when 489 people died from Covid-19.

There is a question over why it took so long for this to come out; were political correspondents like the BBC’s Laura Kuennsberg and ITV’s Robert Peston invited? If so, did they go? If so, is that the reason they didn’t report the breach of Covid regulations – that they were as guilty as everybody else? If so (again), then they should not be in the jobs they have if they’re so quick to lay themselves open to compromising situations so easily.

Downing Street has said that all the rules in force at the time were observed, but this cannot be true; if there was any kind of party involving many people, then the rules were broken.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick – now there’s a woman who has compromised herself thoroughly for the Tory government! – initially refused to investigate the alleged incident, saying she had not received a complaint about it.

Judging from the volume of entries in This Writer’s Twitter feed, that situation has now been rectified. Here’s just one example:

So, it seems, she has changed her tune and is now saying that the police don’t investigate crimes retrospectively.

Sorry, what?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but police can only ever investigate crimes retrospectively! They have to have been committed before any detection work can happen at all. We don’t have any Minority Report-style ‘pre-crime’ units (and that’s just as well because the film suggested that it wouldn’t work if we did)!

So it’s a nonsense excuse.

Furthermore, it has been pointed out that Downing Street is under police guard 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Everybody entering has to be signed in; everybody leaving has to be signed out.

So the police already have a list of everybody who attended the alleged party on December 18, 2020 – or should have.

Perhaps they destroyed it. That would be embarrassing because there are possible situations in which such lists may be required in the name of national security.

Perhaps Ms Dick’s name is on it. That would also be embarrassing.

In any event, officers on duty would have seen the people going in, and they must have seen the state of them by the time those people left. If all else fails, those officers could be interviewed.

What has become abundantly clear, though, is that nobody with the ability to do it has even the slightest interest in investigating the allegation that a boozy party happened in Downing Street during lockdown, meaning the prime minister of the UK broke his own rules.

That fact alone makes Johnson look as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo.

It also indicates that we have people in positions of authority whose only interest is in abusing those positions for their own personal gratification – and in protecting each other from the consequences if those abuses are discovered.

It’s bitterly offensive to all the families whose loved ones died alone that day because Johnson’s rules for the rest of us required family members to be distanced from their relatives who had contracted the virus.

It would be foolish of us to believe that Boris Johnson, Cressida Dick, or anybody who attended that alleged party, cares about their loss in any way at all.

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