British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today reiterated before Parliament his apologies for the downing street party celebration, Headquarters of the Government, which violated the anticovid rules, for which it has been sanctioned by the Police.
“On April 12, I received a ticket relating to an event in Downing Street on June 19, 2020. I paid the fine immediately and offered the British a full apology, and I take this opportunity in the first available (parliamentary) session to reiterate my sincere apology to the House of Commons,” Johnson said.
Opposition leader, Labor Keir Starmer, urged to “resign” the prime minister, who had to listen to criticism also from his own conservative ranks.
Although Johnson’s intervention was supposed to address the situation in Ukraine, the caucus of the opposition received his words between cries of “resignation” and the prime minister opened his speaking time by repeating the apologies that he already asked for in a video a week ago, when his sanction was released.
“It was my mistake and I apologize”
After admitting that he is aware of the “pain and anger” that the parties caused among the citizens, He insisted that he never thought that his presence at a celebration on the occasion of his birthday in one of the Downing Street rooms could be breaking the social distance regulations that his own Executive had imposed.
“It was my mistake and I apologize for it unreservedly.”Johnson added. Despite this, Starmer described as “joke” the explanations offered by the prime ministerwhom he accused of being “dishonest”, something for which he was reprimanded by the president of the Lower House.
Despite this, Starmer described as “joke” the explanations offered by the prime minister, whom he accused of being “dishonest”, something for which he was reprimanded by the president of the lower house.
For Labour, a “half apology” will never be enough to make up for those who were unable to say goodbye in person to their loved ones during the pandemic.
Precisely, one of the most prominent Conservative parliamentarians, Mark Harper, publicly announced that withdraws his trust in Johnson and that he sends a letter to ask that the “tories” vote for his impeachment.
And he called the deputies “tories”, who enjoy a large parliamentary majorityto “put their country and their consciences first and remove the prime minister from his post”.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.