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Party over for Boris Johnson? New allegations against British Prime Minister

 Party over for Boris Johnson?  New allegations against British Prime Minister

Updated on 01/15/2022 at 16:34

  • Pressure mounts from all sides as Britain’s Prime Minister looks to make a fresh start.
  • A report on regular meetings in Downing Street despite corona restrictions puts Boris Johnson in trouble – and it’s not just the opposition that is firing against him.
  • You can find more current news here. New allegations of breaching corona rules in his seat of government have increased the already immense pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to a media report, during the pandemic there were not only isolated but regular meetings in Downing Street at which alcohol is said to have flowed. That’s what the “Mirror”, who was usually well informed in the “Partygate” affair, wrote. There are calls for his resignation from both the opposition and his Tory party. Johnson’s employees met every Friday for “Wine-time Fridays,” reported the “Mirror” on Saturday. The prime minister encouraged her to “let off steam” – even though indoor meetings were strictly forbidden under the lockdown rules. Johnson himself has visited these meetings on several occasions. Employees have purchased an office fridge especially for the regular meetings to keep their bottles of white wine, Prosecco and beer cool. Friday meetings to end the week have long been a Downing Street tradition, according to the Mirror, including under previous governments. The meetings continued after corona restrictions were imposed and indoor meetings of different households were prohibited.

    Lockdown parties are becoming the “Partygate” affair

    Johnson has been under massive pressure in the “Partygate” affair for a long time. He himself wants to get out of trouble politically with a comprehensive restart. Internal investigations are currently underway into the lockdown parties at the seat of government, the results of which the prime minister wants to await. Meanwhile, the head of government is being confronted with calls for his resignation from the opposition and also from his own conservative Tory party. Tory MP Tobias Ellwood told the BBC on Saturday Johnson must “lead or step aside”. Backbencher and former Johnson ally Andrew Bridgen said he felt the PM had “lost his moral authority to lead the country”. Bridgen is among a number of Tory MPs who have already written to express no confidence in Johnson. When asked about the wine parties in Downing Street, he replied on BBC breakfast television that it didn’t matter whether Johnson was there or not. “Ultimately he is responsible for what goes on in the government,” he said. “What we’re seeing is a culture where there’s a rule for them and the rest of us do as we’re told. That’s just not acceptable.”

    resignation demands against Johnson

    These words also echoed in a speech by opposition leader Keir Starmer. It is now in the “national interest” for Johnson to resign, the Labor leader said at a conference in London on Saturday. He called on the Tories to do what is necessary – and get rid of Johnson. It was recently reported that there were celebrations at the seat of government on the eve of Queen Consort Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021. At that time, strict contact and distance rules applied in Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II therefore had to sit all alone in the chapel of her Windsor residence when her husband, to whom she had been married for 73 years, was buried. Downing Street apologized for this. “It is deeply unfortunate that this has taken place at a time of national mourning,” said a Johnson spokesman. (dpa/mf) Updated on January 14th, 2022, 8:29 a.m. Boris Johnson is already heavily criticized for several alleged lockdown parties in his office. The latest report is likely to exacerbate the situation for the British prime minister. Because now the grieving Queen is drawn into the affair. Thumbnail: dpa

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