A Conservative campaign poster from the 2019 general election.\n\nBoris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have just been fined by the Metropolitan Police for breaking the law during a global health emergency.pic.twitter.com/kDanHGM8Y8
Before the general election in 2019, home secretary Priti Patel told the party’s annual conference that the government would be "coming after" criminals.
And this isn’t the first time we’ve been left scratching our heads when recalling Patel’s past comments in light of the Partygate saga.
In January, the home secretary was reminded of a past tweet in which she slammed illegal Covid gatherings and reshared a video of the Metropolitan Police breaking up an illegal rave during lockdown (and nope, it wasn’t filmed at Downing Street).
She wrote: “This illegal gathering was an insult to those hospitalised with Covid, our NHS staff and everyone staying at home to protect them.”
We wonder how she feels about her colleagues this afternoon…