BORIS Johnson has now received a letter from cops over the partygate scandal, it emerged tonight.
The PM is among the 50 Downing Street insiders who have received the questionnaire from the Met demanding to know details of alleged lockdown breaking bashes.
Boris has been handed the questionnaire, it was confirmed[/caption]
No10 said that Boris will “respond as required” to the Met’s letter.
The PM has strongly denied breaking any rules at the gatherings and is understood to be taking legal advice to make a robust defence.
But many Tory MPs have privately warned that he will be forced to resign in disgrace if he is found to have broken lockdown laws.
If cops issue Mr Johnson with a fine, then a confidence vote which could see him ousted from No10 would be expected within days.
In a statement released last night, a No10 spokesman said: “We can confirm the Prime Minister has received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police.
“He will respond as required.”
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Cops are probing 12 alleged lockdown breaking parties in Whitehall.
Mr Johnson is alleged to have been at six of the parties.
This includes the infamous “bring your own booze” bash thrown in the Downing Street garden in May 2020 – the height of the first lockdown.
A surprise birthday party organised by Carrie Johnson for her husband in June 2020, when the PM is said to have been “ambushed by cake”, is also being probed.
No10 has said it will tell the public if Mr Johnson gets a police fine, which start at £100 but go up if there are multiple breaches.
Mr Johnson has refused to publicly say if he will quit as PM if he is found to have broken the law.
His allies have insisted he will stay on and fight any attempt to boot him out of No10.
But many Tory MPs are already furious at him over the hugely damaging partygate scandal.
If he is found to have broken the law a tsunami of letters demanding a no confidence vote would be sent in – and he could be kicked out of No10 in days.
Former Tory Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Theresa May have both already stuck the knife into Bojo, accusing him of breaking the laws he set.