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Partygate fines: The five stages of grief

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So, the verdict is in: Boris only broke the law once during lockdown. Like it or not, today’s findings by the Metropolitan police will no doubt be received with delight by those in No. 10, relieved that the PM looks to have got away with it once again. Even if there are nerves over the imminent publication of Sue Gray’s report. 

As with any victory in life, there are undoubtedly winners and losers. Having

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