Boris Johnson is not experiencing his best moments in his time as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Immersed in the new controversy of “Partygate”, one of the many that have splashed the British leader in recent months, the premier confirmed this Friday that he has formally apologized to Elizabeth II for two parties that were held at his Downing Street headquarters the eve of the April 17 funeral of Prince Philip, that the sovereign continued to sit alone and wearing a mask in compliance with the current restrictions.
The prime minister apologized last Wednesday before Parliament for participating in this act with food and drink in the garden of his residence convened by his secretary, Martin Reynolds, but assured that he thought it was “a work event”. Johnson, who is currently locked up in Downing Street due to a case of covid in his family, currently has the support of his ministers, led by the head of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, who Today he confirmed his support and urged him to “turn the page” to focus on the government of the United Kingdom.
An old video of him in his time as mayor, in which he is seen dancing and which has gone viral again in the last few hours on social networks.
After this contact with the royal house became known, the leader of the Labor Party, Keir Starmer, returned to call for the resignation of his political rival, while the Liberal Democrat Ed Davey demanded that he personally apologize to the queen “for the offense it has caused him and millions of other people who have lost loved ones.”
A spokesman for the official office and residence of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, told the media that the celebrations at a time of national mourning were “regrettable” and confirmed that representatives of the Executive have apologized by phone to Buckingham Palace.
Several cartoons have appeared today in relation to the “PartyGate” and the continuous controversies in which the premier appears, for example, in media such as “The Times”. The front pages of the British media have also exploded against Johnson.
The growing pressure on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has fueled speculation about a possible resignation or dismissal and, in parallel, about the names of the person who would be called to move to Downing Street. At the moment, nobody moves tab.
The opposition and even prominent members of the Conservative Party have openly called on Johnson to resign from office. If Johnson followed in the footsteps of his predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron and resigned, a race for the succession among the Conservatives would begin, without the need to call new elections. The ‘tories’ can also force the departure of the prime minister, with a motion of censure.