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Scotland Yard launches investigation into Johnson’s parties during lockdown

London police launch investigation into Prime Minister Johnson's lockdown parties Political opponents of the prime minister have already called on him to resign for partying during the hard lockdown.

Boris Johnson

London police have launched their own investigation into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as other officials, over violations of quarantine restrictions at the government residence on Downing Street and other public buildings. This is reported by the British newspaper The Independent.

According to London police commissioner Cressida Dick, the behavior of government officials is of “deep concern to the public.” She confirmed that her staff is “investigating a number of events that have taken place in Downing Street and Whitehall over the past two years in connection with potential violations of restrictions adopted to combat COVID-19.”

Earlier, a government commission headed by the second secretary of the government apparatus, Sue Gray, launched its own investigation, the results of its work were to be published this week. However, in connection with the beginning of the police investigation, the publication of the report was decided to be postponed until the end of the check. At the same time, the investigation of the Cabinet of Ministers will continue, it will not be suspended, the newspaper writes.

The scandal began in December 2021 when The Guardian newspaper published photos of Johnson and his wife surrounded by several civil servants in the garden on Downing Street in May 2020, when the country was under lockdown. Wine and cheese lie on the table in front of the politician and company. According to the publication, a total of 19 people attended the event. At that time, there were strict anti-COVID restrictions in Britain: only two people who did not live together could communicate with each other in person.

Prior to this, The Guardian reported that Johnson attended a Downing Street party on May 15, 2021, following a press conference held on the same day. He talked with officials there for about 15 minutes. According to the publication, the prime minister told them that they had successfully fought the coronavirus and deserved some drinks. Sources told the newspaper that government officials present at the event drank wine and spirits and ate pizza. The government denied that the party was taking place.

Johnson's approval rating in December polls fell to a record low since he was at the head of government. Two-thirds (66%) of Britons negatively assessed Johnson's activities, and only a quarter (24%)— on the contrary, it is positive. The rest of the respondents did not decide on their attitude towards the prime minister.

Johnson's rating then, equal to a negative indicator— minus 42, down 11 points from the previous survey in mid-November. It is also the lowest figure for the prime minister since moving to Downing Street in July 2019.

Sky News reported on January 11 that the government had opened an investigation into a possible anti-COVID violation. The investigation will also affect the events at the prime minister's residence on Downing Street on May 15 and 20, 2020.

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Taylor Swift – Macavity Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1: Taylor Swift]
Macavity’s a mystery cat, he’s called the Hiddenpaw
For he’s the master criminal who can defy the law
He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair
For when they reach the scene of crime, Macavity’s not there

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare
But when they reach the scene of crime, Macavity’s not there

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
Macavity’s a ginger cat, he’s very tall and thin
You would know him if you saw him for his eyes are sunken in
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake
And when you think he’s half asleep, he’s always wide awake

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
For he’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square
But when a crime’s discovered, then Macavity’s not there

[Bridge: Taylor Swift]
He’s outwardly respectable, I know, he cheats at cards
And his footprints are not found in any files of Scotland Yard’s
And when the larder’s looted and the jewel case is rifled
Or when the milk is missing or another peke’s been stifled
Or the greenhouse glass is broken and the trellis past repair
There’s the wonder of the thing, Macavity’s not there

[Chorus: Taylor Swift, Idris Elba & Both]
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
There never was a cat of such deceitfulness and suavity
He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare
What ever time the deed took place, Macavity wasn’t there
And they say that all the cats whose wicked deeds are widely known
I might mention Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer, Griddlebone
Are nothing more than agents for the cat who all the time
Just controls the operations, the Napoleon of Crime
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
He’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square
But when a crime’s discovered, then Macavity, Macavity
Macavity, Macavity

[Outro: Idris Elba, Taylor Swift]
When a crime’s discovered, then
Macavity’s not there

Cats Musical – Macavity The Mystery Cat lyrics

Macavity!

[Verse 1]
Demeter:
Macavity’s a Mystery cat: He’s called the Hiddenpaw
For he’s the master criminal who can defy the law
He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair
For when they reach the scene of crime Macavity’s not there!

[Chorus]
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare
And when they reach the scene of crime Macavity’s not there

You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air…
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity’s not there!

[Verse 2]
Bombalurina:
Macavity’s a ginger cat, he’s very tall and thin
You would know him if you saw him for his eyes are sunken in
His brow is deeply lined in thought, his head is highly domed
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake
And when you think he’s half asleep, he’s always wide awake

[Chorus]
both:
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
He’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
You may meet him in a by – street, you may see him in the square
But when a crime’s discovered then Macavity’s not there!

[Verse 3]
Demeter:
He’s outwardly respectable,

Bombalurina:
I know he cheats… at cards…
And his footprints are not found in any files of… Scotland… Yard’s
And when the larder’s looted… or the jewel case is rifled
Or when the milk is missing or another peke’s been stifled
Or the greenhouse glass is broken and the trellis past repair
There’s the wonder of the thing Macavity’s not there!

[Chorus]
both:
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
There never was a cat of such deceitfulness and suavity
He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare
What ever time the deed took place Macavity’s not there!

[Verse 4]
And they say that all the cats whose wicked deeds are widely known
I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone
Are nothing more than agents for the cat who all the time
Just controls the operations: the Napoleon of Crime!

[Chorus]
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity
He’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
You may meet him in a by – street, you may see him in the square
But when a crime’s discovered then Macavity, Macavity
Macavity, Macavity
When a crime’s discovered then Macavity’s not there