Boris Johnson

The credibility of british prime minister, Boris Johnson, received a new blow this Friday after it came to light that his staff held two parties in Downing Street after the funeral of Prince Philip, husband of the Queen isabel II, at a time when it was forbidden to socialize indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic coronavirus.

Johnson faces the most serious crisis of his mandate after learning of the existence of a series of social gatherings at his residence during the confinements. After his apology in Parliament days ago, more and more opposition and conservative officials are asking for his resignation.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, two more booze parties were held inside Downing Street on April 16, 2021, when indoor and outdoor social gatherings were limited. Johnson He was that day at his country residence in Chequers, according to the newspaper.

Such was the riot in Downing Street, according to the Telegraph, that staff went to a nearby supermarket to buy more drinks, used a computer to play music and broke a hammock used by the prime minister’s young son, Reuters reported.

The next day, Queen Elizabeth said goodbye to Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, after his death at the age of 99. Dressed in black and with a black mask trimmed in white, Isabel, 95, sat alone – in strict compliance with the regulations on the coronavirus – during the funeral for Felipe in the Castillo de Windsor.

One of the April 2021 parties in Downing Street was a farewell ceremony for James Slack, former director of communication, who said this Friday that he wanted to “unreservedly apologize for the anger and damage caused.” Slack, now deputy editor of the tabloid Sun, said in a statement to PA Media that the meeting “should not have happened at the time it did.”

British police announced on Thursday that they will not investigate meetings held at Johnson’s residence during the coronavirus lockdown unless an internal government investigation finds evidence of possible wrongdoing.

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