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UK PM Boris Johnson apologizes over anger at lockdown drinks party


Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was in Uxbridge (West London) on January 10, 2022.

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Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister apologized for attending a Downing Street party where he brought his own booze in May 2020.

Johnson’s prime ministership has been destabilized by Johnson’s shocking revelation, which prompted a huge public backlash.

Numerous reports claim that witnesses claimed that he was with his wife Carrie Johnson at the event, and that lawmakers representing all political parties were seeking answers to the prime minister’s questions.

Angela Rayner (deputy leader of the Labour Party) suggested that Johnson’s position would not be sustainable if he was present at the party and had lied about the matter. Rayner called on the Metropolitan Police for an investigation into the allegations. According to the Met, they are in negotiations with Cabinet Office.

Johnson is being questioned by members of parliament from the Conservative Party.

Johnson previously stated that he would not comment on these allegations until Sue Gray (a high ranking government official) concludes an investigation.

The details of the party were first revealed by British broadcaster ITV on Monday. publishedThis email was leaked by Martin Reynolds, Johnson’s principal private secretary.

More than 100 Downing Street staff were invited to “make the most of the lovely weather” and enjoy some drinks in No. 10’s garden from 6 pm on May 20, 2020. It was at the time that lockdown laws in England prohibited large outdoor gatherings.

Reynolds concluded the email inviting employees to “bring their own booze!”

Oliver Dowden (then Culture Secretary) gave an informal Covid press conference, reminding the public that only outdoor meeting must take place less than one hour before Downing Street’s garden party.

Sky News reportedCarrie Johnson and the prime minister were seen together with around 40 employees in Downing Street’s garden on May 20, Johnson’s spokesperson declined to comment.

The allegations follow a series of others regarding Johnson and his officials’ rule-breaking activities at Downing Street, as well as a host other scandals including Johnson’s awarding lucrative Covid contracts to the government. the refurbishment of Johnson’s Downing Street flat.

Johnson’s end:

Matthew Goodwin from the University of Kent said on Wednesday that “this isn’t just the source of disillusionment in the Conservative Party over Boris Johnson”

Goodwin cited dissatisfaction among Conservative backbenches about what they see as a failure to make the most out of Brexit, disquiet over the move to raise taxes and an absence of strategy when it comes to “leveling up” — Johnson’s often-used political slogan referring to his bid to improve infrastructure in northern England.

Johnson’s government will be further pressured by a rising global gas price and inflation.

Goodwin explained that while this isn’t necessarily the end of Boris Johnson, it feels like the beginning for him.

Boris Johnson’s vision for his premiership was never clear. [whether he]He had the leadership qualities required to become prime minister. He said that if these two factors collide, he might be forced to resign in just a few weeks.”

“Of course that would send British politics back to the chaos they had been used to believing was behind them.”

Screen capture of Oliver Dowden, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport secretary, during a Covid briefing at Downing Street, London, May 20, 2020.

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Johnson may not be the last man standing, but many aren’t convinced.

Mujtaba Raman, Eurasia Group’s managing director, stated that Johnson was under enormous pressure because of “partygate”, which increased the possibility that Johnson would be removed in the second quarter. But, Johnson is likely to rebound and make it through 2022.

Rahman explained that “the repercussions this latest scandal will have a reverberating effect for some time and surviving Number 10’s report into the various party held in Number 10″ will be Johnson’s priority right now.”

Johnson’s most important asset, however, is his inexplicable ability to rebound. He said that even his critics admit they would need to know before the party elected a large figure. “But Johnson’s greatest asset is his uncanny ability to bounce back when things get tough.”