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In today’s featured cartoon, Andy Davey weighs in on the fury over Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick allegedly delaying British civil servant Sue Gray’s report on “partygate”, or the claims that Covid restrictions were breached by events organised at Downing Street. The Met has launched their own investigation into the alleged scandal, and, according to the BBC, “has asked for a separate inquiry led by senior civil servant Sue Gray to make ‘minimal reference’ to the events it is looking at”. This has led to questions about the police’s decision.
Dave Brown also draws on the same matter to accuse Cressida Dick of a bid to “whitewash” allegations against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Adam Zyglis comments on US President Joe Biden using a profanity for a Fox News reporter on a hot mic. He juxtaposes this episode with Fox News’ alleged bent towards Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump, who minced few words in his criticism of the media.
Christian Adams refers to Prince Andrew’s denial of allegations that he sexually abused a woman named Virginia Giuffre when she was 17. In doing so, Adams invokes a defence used by Boris Johnson in the partygate scandal — that he believed a party he attended in 2020 was a “work event”.
Andrew has sought a jury trial in the case.
Maarten Wolterink illustrates Russian President Vladimir Putin as the ex-boyfriend that won’t leave Ukraine alone, referring to the former’s ‘military exercises’ near Ukraine and in annexed Crimea.