On Wednesday, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be in his toughest question time ever to answer questions about his own violations of coronary restrictions.
The headlines in the British media are not gracious to Johnson on Wednesday, after an email was leaked on Monday to show that a senior official in the Prime Minister’s Office invited more than 100 colleagues to a gathering in the garden of the Prime Minister’s residence 10 Downing Street in May 2020.
Employees were encouraged to bring their own drinks. Anonymous witnesses claim Johnson and his wife Carrie attended the event.
The problem for Johnson is that in May 2020, the UK was in the midst of its first shutdown. At the same time, the authorities forbade people to gather, also outdoors, and there were strict restrictions on what was allowed by contact with other people, also at funerals.
Christmas table and Christmas parties
The leaked email is the latest in a series of allegations that have surfaced in the past month about such parties and gatherings in Downing Street. It has previously been revealed that there will have been several Christmas parties and Christmas parties in Downing Street before Christmas in 2020 – even then while the UK was closed down.
ITV: Boris Johnson was at a garden party while the country was closed
Johnson’s Conservative party has already noticed voters’ outrage over the revelations. The party is raging in the polls and the opposition is demanding Johnson’s resignation.
In question time at 1 pm Norwegian time on Wednesday, Johnson will for the first time have to answer questions about the new revelations. Labor leader Keir Starmer and other opposition politicians are expected to grill the prime minister, who has previously claimed he did not know about such breaches of the coronary restrictions.
Conservative newspapers go against Johnson
Recent charges, however, appear to prove that Johnson was aware of the situation. Even the conservative newspapers are raging against the prime minister.
– Is the party facing the Prime Minister, asks the tabloid giant Daily Mail.
– Johnson loses support from conservatives, it says in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.
– It’s my party, and I can lie low as long as I want, writes the other tabloid giant, The Sun.
Johnson had hoped to get a fresh start in 2022, after a chaotic 2021 with allegations of corruption and camaraderie in addition to breaches of corona rules. He has appointed official Sue Gray to investigate the cases. In addition, the London police have been in contact with the Prime Minister’s office in connection with the company in May 2020.