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Boris Johnson's peril mounts as police probe lockdown parties

Johnson is battling for his political survival over a slew of reports about events in his Downing Street office

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The crisis engulfing Boris Johnson escalated dramatically after the police began formally investigating allegations he and his staff held parties that broke the government’s pandemic rules.  

Johnson is battling for his political survival over a slew of reports about events in his Downing Street office, which were held at a time when social gatherings were banned under restrictions meant to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced an inquiry on Tuesday, hours after Johnson’s office confirmed staff had gathered in Downing Street to celebrate his birthday during the first lockdown in 2020. That was the latest revelation in

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 11:17 PM IST

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