British Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated his birthday on June 19, 2020 with a party in Downing Street attended by around 30 people, despite the fact that indoor social gatherings were banned at the time due to the pandemic, according to reports. The ITV channel has revealed this Monday.
The wife of the head of government, Carrie Johnson, helped organize a “surprise” celebration that took place in the Cabinet Room, where the chief executive and his ministers meet periodically, according to the chain. From ITV it has been indicated that Jack Doyle, currently director of communications, and the head of operations, Shelley Williams-Walker, also attended the party.
Nine days before the alleged birthday party, on June 10, Johnson called on UK citizens to “continue to show restraint and abide by the rules that are designed to keep us all safe” during a Downing Street press conference. .
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The new revelation increases the pressure on Johnson, who has been on the tightrope for days over another series of social events that have been held in Downing Street and other government departments during the pandemic.
Last week, cornered by mounting criticism, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted for the first time in the House of Commons that he attended a party in Downing Street Gardens in May 2020, when the rest of the country was It was subject to strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, after apologizing, the leader tory He said he thought it was a “work event” and said he was in the garden to thank staff before returning to his office 25 minutes later to continue working. “In hindsight, I should have sent everyone back inside. I should have found another way to say thank you.”
These statements came two days after an email was leaked from Johnson’s private secretary, Martin Reynolds, inviting the event, and stating that each participant must “bring their own bottle.”
The prime minister’s apologies did not gain the credibility Johnson hoped for, and on January 14 a group of protesters dressed as the leader tory stood in front of the gates of Downing Street with chants of “My name is Boris and this is a work party”, each carrying their “own bottle”, as requested by the invitations to one of the parties.
Despite Labor Party accusing Boris Johnson on numerous occasions of repeatedly misleading and misleading in the House of Commons and in interviews about breaches of Downing Street restrictions, the Prime Minister had repeatedly denied involvement in said celebrations until last week.
Now, the leader of the opposition and several deputies are calling for the resignation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and speculation abounds about his possible replacement and the names of possible candidates and aspirants if the prime minister resigns or is forced to resign. Among these are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, and the Minister of Economy, Rishi Sunak.