Saturday, January 22

“Partygate”: 4 questions to understand the scandal over Boris Johnson’s government parties during confinement in the United Kingdom

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So far, more than five parties have been documented in Downing Street during the worst moments of the confinement to prevent the spread of covid-19.

It has been a week of apologizing for the government led by Conservative Boris Johnson in the UK.

First it was Wednesday in Parliament. There, the British Prime Minister apologized to his colleagues at Westminster for having participated in a party held in May 2020, in full confinement due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Then, this Friday, a spokesman for 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the prime minister, sent a letter to Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II, in which he apologized for the celebration of two parties in the night prior to the funeral of Prince Philip of Edinburgh, husband of the monarch, who died in April 2021.

“The Prime Minister’s office deeply regrets that this has happened. in a time of national mourning“, can be read in the statement.

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