British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he “would like to apologize” for attending a party during the lockdown. United Kingdom, But said he hopes to be at a work meeting.
“Millions of people have had to make sacrifices in the last 18 months and I understand the anger they can feel towards my government,” the head of state told parliament. “I accept my responsibility. I went to the garden that day, believing it was a work meeting.”
The Prime Minister mentions the encounter he saw in May 2020 in the gardens of Downing Street with bottles of wine and a small crowd.
But this is not the only party that has taken place at government headquarters during the epidemics, with at least five more meetings listed by local news reports.
Opponents accuse Johnson of lying and forcing him to resign.
Boris Johnson is accused of attending a party at government headquarters during the lockout
The so-called Partygate – referring to the Watergate affair that ousted US President Richard Nixon in 1974 – polled by scandals, with only 27% defending Britain’s prime ministerial position, according to a poll by YouGov for Sky. .
Johnson’s top adviser, Martin Reynolds, sent an email to 100 Downing Street employees in May 2020 inviting them to enjoy good weather at a meeting in the garden of the official government house.
“Please bring us your own drink at 6pm,” Reynolds took to ITV News in its message.
At that time, visits were restricted and even though it was two meters away, there was a huge crowd of only two people outside.
Five days ago, as shown in a recent photo published in “The Guardian” newspaper, the couple attended another meeting, cheese and wine, in the apartment garden and in the company of other employees.
These scandals are causing the Prime Minister to lose support among his fellow religious people. says g1 columnist Sandra Cohen.
Conservative Representative Nigel Mills summed up, “I think if he emotionally participates in knowing that he is a party, he will not be able to sustain it.
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