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From Covid infection to the fine: Eddie Mair's painstaking timeline on partygate and Boris
13 April 2022, 15:49 | Updated: 13 April 2022, 15:51
This is Eddie Mair's video timeline of the partygate reports and how the government reacted at the time, as it emerges Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak attended a party for which they were fined.
The penalty notices sent to the Prime Minister and Mr Sunak are part of fines sent to government staff who attended parties in Whitehall during 2020 and 2021 when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
A No10 spokeswoman confirmed both of them will receive fines for breaches of Covid-19 regulations.
The fine makes Boris Johnson the first sitting British Prime Minister to have broken the law.
No10 later clarified that the fine issued to the PM today was for the 19 June 2020 birthday party thrown by his wife Carrie in the Cabinet room, which was also attended by Rishi Sunak.