This would conclude this part of the question and answer session. The highlight was Boris’ admission that he had attended the garden party at the government headquarters on Downing Street during the Corona lockdown.
He apologized “heartily” to the MPs and said he took responsibility for the “mistakes” that were made. At the time, he was out of a working meeting and after about 25 minutes he went back to his office, the Prime Minister said amid scornful laughter from many MPs.
Resignation claims rejected
Millions of Britons would have made “extraordinary sacrifices” during the first corona lockdown in 2020, the prime minister said in his apology.
The Labor opposition immediately demanded his resignation, which Johnson rejected.
“His defense that he did not know he was at a party is so ridiculous that it is an insult to the British public,” said Keir Starmer, head of the Labor Party, in parliament.
«They lie like a print»
He accused Johnson of “lying in print”. The only question is whether the British people will throw him out of office, his party, or whether he will do the only decent thing and resign himself.
The revelations about a garden party in May 2020 at the government headquarters on Downing Street with dozens of guests had put Johnson’s government under heavy pressure in the past few days.
At that time, the country was in strict corona lockdown and even meetings of more than two people outdoors were prohibited.
Johnson’s government has already been in public several times for alleged violations of the self-imposed corona rules also come under sharp criticism in their own ranks.
With the latest party reveal, many see the end of his term in office.