The controversy continues over the alleged parties of Boris Johnson last year. The British press announced that The leader of the Conservatives and current British Prime Minister would have held private parties at his official residence in Downing Street at Christmas last year, when the whole country was confined on his orders because of the coronavirus.
This Wednesday, an adviser close to the prime minister He has resigned after a video of him was released simulating a press conference in which he was joking with the party that, apparently, took place at Christmas last year. The controversy continues to grow and the pressure on Johnson begins to be greater to explain what happened.
The prime minister insists that safety rules were not violated established at that time and wanted to apologize for the leaked video of his advisor: “” I unreservedly apologize for the pain it has caused throughout the country and for the impression it produces, but I repeat that I have been repeatedly assured that there was no party and that the COVID rules were not broken. “
Opposition puts pressure on Johnson
From the opposition, the explanations of the prime minister are not received with enthusiasm. The leader of the Labor Party, Keil Starmer, has railed against Johnson, whom he accuses of lying about the supposed party: “You knew that there was a party, that it was against the rules, that they couldn’t recognize it, and they thought it was hilarious. Why don’t you admit it now? “
There have also been words from the spokesman for the independent Scottish National Party (SNP), Ian Blackford, who has demanded the resignation of Johnson as prime minister, assuring that “has lost confidence of the people “and that” is not able to lead the most urgent matter “of the United Kingdom, referring to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Johnson continues to deny his participation in the party and assures that will use a heavy hand if it is shown that there were those who broke the rules: “There will be consequences for those involved if the rules were broken.”