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Jan 13, 2022
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Johnson apologizes for attending a party during lockdown in 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking in the House of Commons, apologized for attending a Downing Street party in May 2020, explaining that he considered it a work event.

The Kingdom is now investigating a number of parties on Downing Street in 2020, when a hard lockdown was in place in London and such events were banned.

Johnson admitted that there were some things his office did wrong and said he should take responsibility for it. The prime minister explained that the garden where the staff gathered and where he spent 25 minutes was an extension of the office, which is why he assumed the party was a work event.

Labor Party leader Keir Starmer called the politician’s excuses ridiculous and urged him to resign. Boris Johnson advised his opponent to wait for the results of the investigation, according to Sky News.

Earlier it became known that Johnson’s adviser left her post due to the scandal surrounding the Christmas party on Downing Street in 2020, in the midst of the second wave of coronavirus. The press wrote that the office staff staged a festive event, despite the current strict restrictions.

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