Boris Johnson fully apologizes to the party gate but refuses to resign

Johnson said he was not aware at the time that the party was “breaking the rules,” and said, “I paid the fine and I fully apologize.” But when asked if he was considering resigning, he said: I want to go ahead and fulfill the mandate to deal with the problems facing the country.”

London Police announced, on Tuesday, that it imposed more than 50 fines as part of its investigation into violations of the rules of law full closure by the Prime Minister and staff from his Downing Street office.

Police fined Boris Johnson along with thirty other people, including Britain’s finance minister, Rishi SunakBBC reported.

Scotland Yard He has for months been investigating allegations that Johnson and members of his team organized and attended dozens of parties and other social events when they were banned in the UK during lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. pandemic COVID-19.

“The investigation is continuing,” the police said in a statement. Until Tuesday 12 April 2022 We have sent over 50 fine notices for breaching Covid-19 regulations.”

The police had already announced in March a first series of fines amounting to about 20, without revealing the identity of those subject to the penalties.

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This advertisement revived the so-called scandal.Party GateWhich made Boris Johnson fear for his political survival between calls for his resignation from the opposition and several deputies from his side. Conservative Party Ready to launch the internal control movement.

Johnson has apologized for the festivities, which include everything from Christmas celebrations to the mass shooting of an employee on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, whose funeral was limited to 30 people away from society due to restrictions.

The 57-year-old prime minister, who initially denied having any parties at the Downing Street venues where he lives and works, has consistently claimed that he has not personally done anything wrong.

However, he could be fined if he did not adequately explain why he attended some of these social gatherings when his government banned them across the UK to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Since then, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shifted the focus of the media and public opinion, relieving political pressure on Johnson.

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