In a statement issued from Downing St. this evening, he said he understands “that for figures in public office the rules must be applied stringently in order to maintain public confidence”. We are very happy that the Chancellor of the Exchequer finally understands -not by himself but only as a result of police criminal investigation- what every idiot in every village knows since they were a kid.
The chancellor said:
I can confirm I have received a fixed penalty notice from the Metropolitan police with regards to a gathering held on June 19 in Downing Street.
I offer an unreserved apology.
I understand that for figures in public office, the rules must be applied stringently in order to maintain public confidence. I respect the decision that has been made and have paid the fine.
I know people sacrificed a great deal during Covid, and they will find this situation upsetting. I deeply regret the frustration and anger caused and I am sorry.
Like the prime minister, I am focused on delivering for the British people at this challenging time.
Delivering what? More taxes? More criminal activities? More useless restrictions? What exactly Sunak&Johnson delivered or commit to deliver? To take more money from the public and give the public back just a little of it?
Rishi Sunak has paid the fine he received over the Partygate saga from the salary the tax payers give him to protect the law, not to break it. So if the fine is paid from the public's money - who is being punished for Sunak’s criminality? The public, once again.
The chancellor was issued with the fine at the same time as the prime minister, Boris Johnson, and his wife Carrie were issued theirs.
Remember that in order to preserve national order and safety in terms of crisis - like during a pandemic, a recession or a war in Europe - it is necessary that everyone of us adheres strictly to the laws of the land. If the man in the street does not fully comply, he will be subject to the full force of the law - draconian fines, lengthy imprisonment, and maybe both. No exceptions.
What Sunak and Johnson must do is not only to pay their fine, but to re-reimburse all the fines the other people on the street paid.