Partygate: should we be asking if Boris Johnson spent public money on lawyers?

Money, money, money: a lawyer has claimed Boris Johnson could have escaped a second Partygate fine by getting ‘lawyered up’ – but if so, who footed the bill? And shouldn’t all these cases have been handled in the same way – the way in which the lowliest civil servant was treated?

A criminal defence lawyer has suggested that Boris Johnson, and possibly other senior Tory politicians, escaped Partygate fines because they employed expensive lawyers to rubbish the evidence.

And Lucinda Nicholls told the I that the Metropolitan Police may also have been swayed by the fact that Johnson is the Prime Minister – putting the lie to the claim that everybody in the UK is equal in the eyes of the law.

Stressing that she could not “state categorically” the reasons for the Met’s deicsion, Lucinda Nicholls, told i: “I think what probably happened is they [the Met] were more susceptible to receiving the information about the circumstances because he was Prime Minister, which would never have happened if you were a member of the public.

Ms Nicholls… added: “I am sure and I know that every single person with the Government, all of the ministers, that were part of the investigation were lawyered up.

“And I know that the amount of money these particular lawyers would have cost, they would have ensured that there was some sort of senior personnel within the police that would have been dealing with this.

“He [Mr Johnson] has the funds available to him to engage with the authorities in order to minimise the risks and negotiate the process. Joe Bloggs on the street doesn’t.”

Does that strike any of you as hugely unfair? If it’s accurate, I think it would be.

It’s also more than a little suspicious, considering how strapped-for-cash Johnson always claims to be.

Should I be making a Freedom of Information request to find out if any public money was spent defending Johnson? And should the police be probed to find out if they really were impartial in their handling of Partygate suspects?

Source: Partygate: Why Boris Johnson escaped with just one fine for Covid breach, according to a legal expert

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6 thoughts on “Partygate: should we be asking if Boris Johnson spent public money on lawyers?

  1. Hecuba

    I’m certain convict little fascist dictator duck johnson did use our public money to pay for expensive lawyers so that he could escape being given multiple fines for floating the law!

    I am convinced the Metropolitan police boy lackeys of the fascist tories did all they could to ensure convict felon duck johnson was not given any fines!

    I also believe asking for freedom of information request to ascertain if any of our public money – yes it is our money not the fascist tories’ private money trees, will result in fascist tories claiming ‘no we won’t disclose any facts because of our fascist national security policy!’

    So yet more evidence of our rotten corrupt little fascist tory dictatorship whereby convict little fascist dictator duck johnson continues to enjoy his immense political power and we peasants continue to suffer under his regime!

  2. S. Pennington

    OBVIOUSLY, this corrupt excuse for a PM is incapable of doing anything honestly & needs to be made to account for all his criminal activities whilst in his position.

  3. Molly Ayton

    Did Boris Johnston and the others spend tax payers money on party gate and then claim it on their expenses

  4. Martyn Meacham

    As far as I am concerned Johnson and his criminal tory Cartel belong in prison!

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