Boris Johnson on a tightrope after admitting he went to a party during lockdown

the British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson remains on the tightrope Thursday after several of his Conservative and opposition colleagues demanded his resignation yesterday when he admitted that on May 20, 2020, in full confinement, he attended a garden party at his official Downing residence. Street, though he thought, he said, it was a “business event.”

It is expected that today Johnson He may refer to the matter again during this morning’s visit to a vaccination center in the English county of Lancashire and it is likely that many of his ministers, most of whom have so far defended him – unlike many MPs – will continue their posts.

The leader of the “Conservative Party” apologized to Parliament on Wednesday for attending this celebration organized by his personal secretary, Martin Reynolds – who in an email urged a hundred of his colleagues to “bring their own drink” to take advantage of the good weather” – while United kingdom She faced strict social restrictions.

His justification that he thought it was a Labor meeting to thank staff for their work during the pandemic did not convince the opposition, led by the Labor Party, or a large part of its MPs, including the Conservative Party chairman in Scotland, Douglas Ross publicly calling for his resignation.

Most of the ministers on their part offered support for JohnsonAt least until Officer Sue Gray concludes, perhaps next week, her internal investigation into the festivities and events in Downing Street during the lockdowns that may have broken the rules.

Unlikely resignation

However, the Economy Minister, Rishi Sunak, who allegedly aspires to replace the Prime Minister, further responded: After remaining silent all day, at the last minute he said on Twitter that his boss had “done the right thing by apologizing” and recalled his “request for patience until it ends” Gray” of his achievement.

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The other alleged candidate, Secretary of State Liz Truss – who today welcomed the European Commission’s Vice-President for Inter-Institutional Relations, Maros Sefcovic, to resume Brexit negotiations – announced at night that she was “one hundred percent” with him. tory ”in his project for the country.

All eyes are now on the investigation of the senior official, although analysts warn that he will certainly be limited to establishing the facts without assigning responsibilities directly.

Depending on what you say, there could be resignations in the government or MPs from the Conservative parliamentary group have instigated a motion with internal confidence to replace the leader, which would require at least 54 petitions (out of the 360 ​​”Tory” MPs in the House of Commons).

Unlikely more than Johnson, who during his career overcame more crises than any other British politician, resigned “on his own”. EFE

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