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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his 'heartfelt apologies' on Wednesday for attending a 'bring your own booze' gathering.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his 'heartfelt apologies' on Wednesday for attending a 'bring your own booze' gathering.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his 'heartfelt apologies' on Wednesday for attending a 'bring your own booze' gathering.

There have been calls for Johnson's resignation."I know the rage they feel with me over the government I lead when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules," an ashen-faced Johnson told parliament.

Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said Johnson must now resign and that the public thought him a liar.OverSome of Johnson's own Conservative members of parliament (MPs) have said how he responded on Wednesday to the growing furore would determine his future.

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He broke the law and the law must take its course as it would with any other citizen.

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Boris Johnson's handling of lockdown-breaking parties is 'beyond a shitshow', furious Tory MPs sayJohnson is under huge pressure after proof emerged of a further party in Downing Street during the UK's lockdown, which he is said to have attended.

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He admitted that he attended the party in May 2020, during the time Covid-19 rules limited gatherings. There have been calls for Johnson's resignation. Image: Kirsty O'Connor/Pool via REUTERS Prime minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering at his official residence during Britain's first coronavirus lockdown, as a senior figure in his party and opponents said he should resign. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his"heartfelt apologies" on Wednesday for attending a"bring your own booze" gathering at his official residence during the country's first coronavirus lockdown as opponents said he must resign. "In Great Britain we are used to the elite taking some liberties. Johnson admitted for the first time that he had attended the party at 10 Downing Street on 20 May 2020, when Covid-19 rules limited social gatherings to a bare minimum, and said he understood the anger the revelations had caused. “I know the rage they feel with me over the government I lead when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules,” an ashen-faced Johnson told parliament. "I know the rage they feel with me over the government I lead when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules," an ashen-faced Johnson told parliament.BusinessInsider.

Johnson, who won a landslide 2019 election victory on a promise to secure Britain's exit from the European Union, said he regretted his action and had thought the gathering was a work event - drawing jeers from opposition lawmakers. Johnson said he regretted his action and had thought the gathering was a work event — drawing jeers and laughter from opposition lawmakers. He offered a"heartfelt apology" on Wednesday for attending the gathering and said he believed it was a work event. "I went into that garden just after six on the 20th of May 2020 to thank groups of staff before going back into my office 25 minutes later to continue working," he said."With hindsight, I should have sent everyone back inside. “With hindsight, I should have sent everyone back inside." Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said Johnson must now resign and that the public thought him a liar. Is this what you expected from a Global Britain. "The party's over, prime minister," Starmer told him. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said the public — who handed Johnson a landslide election victory in December 2019 after he promised to secure Britain's exit from the European Union — thought him a liar. The invitation was sent to more than 100 people, at a time when such gatherings were illegal.

"After months of deceit and deception, the pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road. His defence that he didn't realise he was at a party is so ridiculous that is actually offensive to the British public. “After months of deceit and deception, the pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road." Over Anger has grown since ITV News reported Johnson and partner Carrie mingled with about 40 staff in the Downing Street garden after his Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds sent an email invitation asking attendees to"bring your own booze". Numerous people, including some lawmakers, have described how the rules kept them from the bedsides of dying loved ones last May in contrast to the events in Downing Street.” Anger has grown since ITV News reported Johnson and partner Carrie mingled with about 40 staff in the Downing Street garden after his principal private secretary Martin Reynolds sent an invitation asking attendees to “bring your own booze”. Some of Johnson's own Conservative members of parliament (MPs) have said how he responded on Wednesday to the growing furore would determine his future. It followed a series of earlier allegations of illicit parties and wider political corruption, which prompted the Conservatives to lose their polling lead to Keir Starmer's Labour party.

"His survival is in the balance at the moment," said one senior Conservative MP, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. Numerous people, including some MPs, have described how the rules kept them from the bedsides of dying loved ones last May in contrast to the events in Downing Street. Two snap opinion polls on Tuesday showed well over half of respondents thought Johnson should resign. But while parliament resounded with demands for his head, Johnson's biographer Andrew Gimson said he was unlikely to quit unless forced out by his parliamentary colleagues. He's taken on a lot of water and is listing but not quite sunk yet “He's taken on a lot of water and is listing but not quite sunk yet,” one of them told Reuters. "He will be looking for a way through this. He is not the resigning type," Gimson said. “Regretfully, I have to say his position is no longer tenable,” Ross told Sky News, having earlier spoken to Johnson." A former minister called the situation"very, very bad", adding:"Sue Gray needs to show the backbone we all know she has — her whole reputation is screwed if she fudges it.

When details of the gathering first emerged, Johnson said he could not comment until a senior government official, Sue Gray, concludes an internal investigation into other allegations that he and his officials held rule-breaking parties. In response to the calls for his resignation, he again deferred to Gray's investigation. To trigger a leadership challenge, 54 of the 360 Conservative MPs in parliament must write letters of no confidence to the chair of the party's “1922 committee”. "I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry, I have learned enough to know that there were things we simply did not get right. And I must take responsibility," he said. Lockdown party Just two years ago, Johnson was riding high: he had secured the biggest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher's in 1987 after promising to get Brexit done. Just two years after Johnson's election triumph, and less than six after he led the Brexit campaign to victory in 2016's EU referendum, speculation about his leadership is now rife."  Reynolds, the Johnson aide, is himself under pressure.

There are mutterings that Conservative MPs, who can trigger a leadership challenge if 54 of the 360 in parliament write letters of no confidence, are sharpening their knives. But a series of missteps over everything from sleaze scandals and the opulent refurbishment of his flat to his handling of Covid-19 and now Downing Street parties have drained his political capital. Last month, the Conservatives lost a parliamentary seat they had held for almost 200 years while the party's comfortable lead over Labour in opinion polls has also evaporated. We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. Last month, the Conservatives lost a parliamentary seat they had held for almost 200 years while the party's comfortable lead over Labour in opinion polls has evaporated. For only R75 per month , you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. When details of the gathering first emerged, Johnson said he could not comment until a senior official, Sue Gray, concludes an investigation into other allegations — initially denied — that he and his officials held rule-breaking parties. "If there was a vote tomorrow I think he would survive — between payroll [MPs with government roles] and those who still feel a sense of loyalty.

Invest in the future today. . “I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry, I have learned enough to know that there were things we simply did not get right.