Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections, but will seek to have Boris Johnson dismissal of a petition filed by a Conservative party chairman on Sunday alleging that he was trying to tackle the “underlying culture” of Downing Street. .
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According to the Sunday Times, Johnson is set to announce measures, including a ban on alcohol in Downing Street offices. He also plans to lay off many of his employees.
Sue Gray, a senior civil servant, is currently examining a series of festive events revealed by the media. They took place at the Prime Minister’s residence, where he worked.
The Prime Minister on Wednesday apologized to MPs in the House of Commons, but despite the ban on such meetings, new revelations such as the continuation of “Friday aperitifs” on Downing Street during the epidemic continued to emerge.
On Sunday, the Telegraph featured a front-page photo of the Prime Minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, hugging a friend at a party in September 2020, clearly violating the rules of the distance.
When asked about the celebrations, Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden told the BBC: “I can assure you that the Prime Minister has no regrets and is very sorry for what happened.
“But, most importantly, he’s determined that this will not happen and that we must address the underlying culture of Downing Street,” he continued. He said Boris Johnson would take ‘full responsibility’ after receiving the Sue Gray report.
When he apologized to parliament on Wednesday, Boris Johnson confirmed that he had attended such a party in May 2020, but said he thought it was a business meeting.
The conservative leader is fighting for his political survival. At least six aides from his camp publicly called for his departure. To provoke a no-confidence motion and remove Boris Johnson, they must have at least 54 Tory deputies.
While Oliver Dowden has admitted “mistakes”, Labor leader Keer Stormmer has accused Boris Johnson of “breaking the law”.
For Mr. Stormer, who rose from this “partygate” in opinion polls, “the prime minister has degenerated into a prime minister and he has lost all power in the country, not just within his own party”. He is being demanded to resign.
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