Good Law Project can’t appeal in the case of Partygate discrepancies involving the Metropolitan Police and Boris Johnson, highlighting the need for equality under the law.
I t is indisputable that there are discrepancies in both the treatment and the outcome of the investigation into former Prime Minister Johnson’s attendance at two parties held during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The facts of this case are not disputed: the Metropolitan Police failed to issue fines or questionnaires to the then PM for attending two parties, while junior civil servants were fined for attending the same parties. The law made it unlawful to attend a gathering at the time, and it is difficult to understand why only some attendees could be criminalised. The Met did not provide an adequate explanation for these differences despite their obligation to be transparent.