(London) Cornerd admitted in front of MPs on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in complete detention at a party in Downing Street in 2020 and submitted his “apologies” without persuading the opposition to demand his resignation.
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In the hot seat after the outrageous scandals, the 57-year-old conservative, who has long had a stainless popularity, has had his most difficult weekly parliamentary question-and-answer session since taking over as ‘Brexit’ defender in July 2019. At the end of the street.
The incident in question, on May 20, 2020, in the gardens of his official residence, took place at a time when the British were suffering. In the middle of the first wave of Kovid-19, only two people were allowed outside and many of them were unable to say goodbye to their dying loved ones.
At the Electric House of Commons, Boris Johnson said he estimated it was an evening work meeting that invited a hundred people with instructions to bring a drink. He admitted to spending 25 minutes in the garden, which was used “continuously” after the office extension provided the virtues of great outdoors against the virus.
In a carefully examined statement, he acknowledged that if he could consider the event “technically” subject to regulations, the perception of “millions” of Britons would be completely different. “I sincerely apologize,” he said.
“Ridiculous” and “insulting”
Accusing the prime minister of lying, Labor opposition leader Khair Stormer described his defense as “too ridiculous” and “insulting” to his compatriots. The “single question” is whether the British or his party will “oust him”, according to the Labor leader. Or now he “has the decency to resign?” He he said.
It seems that Boris Johnson is no longer safe from the no-confidence motion in his party, some of whom have not hesitated to express their sentiments openly, as Douglas Ross, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has confirmed that his position is “no longer justifiable”. “.
However, in the immediate future, this choice will no longer be taboo among conservatives, whose names include Finance Minister Rishi Sunak or Foreign Affairs Liz Trust.
Scottish separatists from the SNP and the Liberal Democrats also called for his departure.
Boris Johnson at the same time referred to an internal investigation led by senior officer Sue Gray, the conclusions of which are now forming decisively on his fate.
“Can’t tell the truth”
Boris Johnson has stepped up allegations that he faced a series of revelations late last year about parties being formed in the authorities in violation of health rules to fight the coronavirus by 2020.
The presence of an email sent by the Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Martin Reynolds on May 20, 2020 was revealed by the ITV television channel on Monday evening. Launched an invitation calling for “bring your bottles”, “take advantage of the good weather”. During a drink with “social distance” in the gardens of the government residence.
Thirty or forty people responded to the invitation, and according to the press he was married shortly afterwards, including Boris Johnson and his fianc భార్యe Carrie. But, assuring Downing Street, he did not read the email, leaving little ambiguity on the festive nature of the event.
On Twitter, the Association of Relatives of the Kovid-19 Victims ruled that Boris Johnson “could not speak the truth and must leave” in connection with justice.
In London, student Jada Robert told AFP the whole thing was “not very fair”: “We were not allowed to see our family or our friends at the time. Everyone was following the rules, but the people who kept those rules were not really following them.”
In addition to the holidays, Boris Johnson was financing the luxury reconstruction of his official apartment, weakened by false suspicions about deals or affection between friends during the epidemic.