Police have sent questions to Johnson over Partygate. Who knows what story he’ll spin?

Wishful thinking: Boris Johnson won’t be imprisoned for attending a lockdown-busting party. But he could lose his job as prime minister for lying about it.


We knew this was going to happen, and now we’ve received notice that it has:

The announcement has received a somewhat jaundiced response:

“Emma 48%” makes a good point, though.

I mean: if police are investigating a crime and have evidence that a person has been involved, they normally take them down to the station and interview them under caution. Why resort to questionnaires instead?

Apparently Downing Street staff who are implicated have already received instructions (from their bosses? From Johnson’s advisers?) on how to answer. If so, then the response to these questionnaires will be useless as it is possible that these staff members will mislead the police.

I don’t think anybody doubts that, knowing what we do about the events and his character, Johnson will hide the facts if he can.

So these questionnaires are, most likely, pointless.

Also, Johnson himself is apparently receiving legal advice (although we don’t know how he’s funding it). So it is unlikely that he will be providing any straight answers.

Of course, I could be mistaken. Investigators may be able to find discrepancies between the information given them in the questionnaires and the evidence they have received from Sue Gray.

But I have serious doubts.

Still, with the possibility that action could be taken as soon as next weekend, we shouldn’t have too long to wait.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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