Despite growing evidence of parties held at Number 10 during lockdown, the Met Police has said it had no plans to investigate any of the alleged parties. Most recently the force has said it will certainly not launch an inquiry while Whitehall enforcer Sue Gray is conducting an internal inquiry.
But, on Tuesday, members of the London Assembly Committee will quiz the Met Police chief. The Mirror understands London Assembly member’s Caroline Russell of the Green Party and assembly member Caroline Pidgeon of the Liberal Democrats will lead the questions.
Lib Dem leader Ed Davey previously said the police “mustn’t turn a blind eye” on the parties. “Cressida Dick mustn’t let him off the hook through a shady establishment stitch-up. The police don’t need the government’s permission to investigate a crime, and they mustn’t turn a blind eye to criminality just because it is committed by Boris Johnson,” Mr Davey said.
Andrew Selous and Stephen Crabb are among Tory MPs who have called the Met police to launch a probe into the parties.
This “quiz” may be sideshow but it may yet be revealing and damning …