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Boris Johnson ‘grateful to Met’ for Partygate inquiry and says he hopes Sue Gray report will be published soon – as it happened
Prime minister speaks for first time since conclusion of police inquiry into lockdown-breaking gatherings in Downing Street

Ben Quinn and Hamish Mackay

20, May, 2022 @5:06 PM

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The Guardian view on the Partygate investigation: blame the system
Editorial: Police accountability isn’t working. Instead of creating confidence it is blurring the boundaries

Editorial

20, May, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Let them eat cake with half the sugar | Brief letters
Brief letters: Unorthodox baking | Arming the police | Welcome return of spring wildlife

Letters

20, May, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Sheku Bayoh officer says he heard rib break as he attempted resuscitation
PC Craig Walker says he performed CPR after officers realised Bayoh was unconscious

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

20, May, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Don’t just condemn just our lying PM: save some anger for the cowards who enabled him | Jonathan Freedland
While much of Britain is outraged, Tories are praising Boris Johnson’s powers of survival. They too are beyond shame, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

20, May, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Spy cops inquiry delays ‘beyond belief’, say women deceived by officers
Long gap until next set of hearings into undercover policing scandal criticised by victims of surveillance

Rob Evans

20, May, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Boris Johnson and Partygate: how did PM get only one fine?
Experts say it defies logic but Johnson attended gatherings deemed to have breached the rules without himself being fined

Peter Walker Political correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Far-right threat feared at huge base for asylum seekers in North Yorkshire village
Villagers in Linton-on-Ouse, where Home Office plans to house 1,500 people, told to expect increased policing

Diane Taylor

19, May, 2022 @8:43 PM

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Civil servants and No 10 advisers furious over single fine for Boris Johnson
PM received only one of 126 fixed-penalty notices relating to law-breaking parties, prompting claims Met police bungled inquiry

Heather Stewart, Vikram Dodd, Peter Walker and Rajeev Syal

19, May, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Officer fired CS spray at Sheku Bayoh despite lack of direct threat, inquiry told
PC Craig Walker says no knife visible when colleague used spray without warning against man who died in custody in Kirkcaldy

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

19, May, 2022 @6:10 PM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: not in control of his own premiership | Editorial
Editorial: The lockdown breaches show just how out of touch the prime minister has become. Tory MPs ought to remove him for their party’s – and the country’s – sake

Editorial

19, May, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Partygate inquiry: what police said and the dangers for the Met
The closure of Met’s investigation with PM facing no further fines leaves many unanswered questions

Vikram Dodd

19, May, 2022 @5:49 PM

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