Saturday, January 29, 2022

British PM Johnson In Trouble For Attending Drink Party During Lockdown

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing calls from senior Tories to resign as prime minister after he admitted that he attended a drinks party during lockdown.

He apologised his way of handling the event in the Downing Street garden in 2020 and said he understood the public’s rage over it.

Cabinet members including deputy PM Dominic Raab have expressed support Mr Johnson but Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross and senior backbencher William Wragg have called on him to step down.

Ministers have urged MPs to wait for the outcome of an investigation into alleged Covid-rule breaking at Downing Street parties by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

But another backbencher William Wragg, who chairs an influential select committee, said the prime minister’s position was untenable.