wanderlust wrote:Perhaps that's why it's taking so long?Ten Bobsworth wrote:
Is it really? Well, of course, integrity is the middle name of all of them and they wouldn't dream of comparing notes before responding would they.
If Boris went to say 16 parties and there was an average of say 25 cronies at each one that's 400 sets of notes to be compared before responding.
We can probably expect the Met to conclude their investigation shortly after the next general election
I would imagine many people involved are Civil Servants attending at their place of work and certainly not 'cronies' of Johnson.
Anyway, Iirc the Met only allowed seven days for them to reply in (not sure what the Met would do if they didn't - presumably issue a fine?)
There is of course a massive difference between Partygate and Beergate which no doubt will reflect in the 'honesty' of people truly reporting what they did in London in particular and that is because Sue Gray* has already undertaken a thorough inquiry in to all the various events and provided the Met with numerous pictures and videos taken during them as well as interview statements of those in attendance.
There may be some attempt at collusion at both events but I imagine it would be significantly less in London because Gray also had external evidence to corroborate what was told to her in that she also had access to CCTV and security evidence within Whitehall.
*You know that Sue Gray who you tell us is just a 'servant' to Johnson, who will write exactly what he would tell her to do, who would see her report before anyone else and that all public 'servants' like Gray, throughout the country are only there to 'serve', cover up and if necessary take a bullet for their political 'masters'.
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