Scotland Yard has revealed that Jeremy Corbyn will not be fined £200 for breaking the ‘Rule of Six’ at a dinner. The reasoning given for this is that police will not retrospectively enforce coronavirus laws.
As brought to you by UNN yesterday, Mr Corbyn joined seven others for a meal at an unknown London address. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police has said that the force does not issue fines retrospectively for breaches of coronavirus legislation in order to allow people the chance to listen and follow advice.
A police spokesman has said: ‘As a matter of course the MPS [Metropolitan Police Service] is not investigating Covid- related issues retrospectively. Where we become aware of a breach occurring, officers will seek to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the rules, only enforcing as a last resort. Where alleged breaches are brought to our attention after the event, officers will not have not had the opportunity to engage, explain or encourage, and those involved will not have not had the opportunity to respond positively to that process – as most people do. Therefore, it would not be appropriate or an effective use of resources in most circumstances to investigate or pursue enforcement. We encourage everyone to make themselves aware of, and to follow, the rules’.
David Morris who is the Conservative party MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale has said ‘Millions of Brits are quietly sticking to the rules to defeat this horrific virus while Jeremy Corbyn is swanning around at a posh dinner party’.