This Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood before Parliament and he apologized for attending a party in Downing Street during first coronavirus lockdown, when social gatherings were limited to a minimum, and said he understood the anger the revelations had caused.
Opposition lawmakers have called for Johnson’s resignation and some in his own Conservative Party have said he should resign if it is found that he broke the strict laws his government put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Over the past few months, several encounters at the premier’s residence during the pandemic came to light, causing a stir in the British.
“I am aware of the anger they feel towards me by the government that I lead when they think that Downing Street itself is not adequately adhering to the rules by the people who make them,” said a Johnson with a rueful face in Parliament. Parliament’s resolution is now awaited.
“His survival is in the balance at the moment,” said a senior Conservative lawmaker, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. «You have to get your chest out. Usually I think that if you apologize it will defuse the issue. It cannot be left up in the air, ”he added, Reuters reported.
The prime minister and his partner, Carrie, shared with about 40 employees in the Downing Street garden after their chief private secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an email invitation using the pronoun “” we “.
Newspapers, including those typically sympathetic to Johnson, have warned that unless he resolves the issue, his position could become untenable. On its front page, the Daily Mail posed the question that many commentators were asking after the recent scandal: “Is the party over for the prime minister?”