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Partygate penalties ‘like parking fines’, says cabinet minister

Brandon Lewis defends colleagues as Boris Johnson prepares to face MPs

A cabinet minister has defended Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak over their Partygate penalties, equating them to fines issued to speeding motorists, as the prime minister prepares to argue he did not mislead parliament.

When asked if lawmakers could be lawbreakers, the Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, told Sky News on Tuesday morning: “I think we do see consistently, whether it is through parking fines or speeding fines, ministers of both parties over the years have been in that position.

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