'Nobody told me' Downing Street party broke COVID rules, Johnson says

'Nobody told me' Downing Street party broke COVID rules, Johnson says
'Nobody told me' Downing Street party broke COVID rules, Johnson says

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details 'Nobody told me' Downing Street party broke COVID rules, Johnson says in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - LONDON — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to defend himself from accusations of lying on Tuesday, affirming that nobody told him a party held at his official residence in May 2020 was against COVID rules.

"I'm saying categorically that nobody told me, nobody said this was something that was against the rules, doing something that wasn't a work event because frankly, I can't imagine why it would have gone ahead, or it would have been allowed to go ahead if it was against the rules," Johnson told Sky News during a visit to a hospital in north London.

Some 100 people were invited to the "Bring Your Own Booze" event in Downing Street on 20 May — a day before the funeral for Prince Philip where the Queen sat alone due to social distancing requirements. About 30 to 40 people attended the party.

At the time, government rules demanded gatherings held outside be limited to two people, asked to stay two metres apart.

The so-called "Partygate" has weakened the British leader, who has said he believed the event was work-related. It came after revelations a Christmas party had been held at Downing Street despite lockdown rules and allegations that Johnson also hosted a Christmas quiz in breach of strict rules that already damaged his credibility.

Johnson apologized to parliament and to the royal family last week. He reiterated his apology "for misjudgements made" on Tuesday. "I deeply and bitterly regret that happened," he said.

The leader's latest comments came after his former aide, Dominic Cummings, claimed Johnson was verbally warned that this was a social event and to not attend it. Cummings also accused his former boss of lying to parliament which, if confirmed, could constitute grounds for dismissal.

An investigation of the various alleged rule-breaking gatherings at Downing Street is currently being carried out by senior civil servant Sur Gray. She is expected to deliver her report in the coming week.

Johnson has for now refused to rule out resigning but anger amongst his ruling Conservative party is rising.

British media was reporting on Wednesday that as many as 20 Conservative MPs have either already sent or written letters of no confidence to the party's 1922 Committee. Fifty-four are required to trigger a confidence vote that could result in Johnson's ousting and to a leadership contest. — Euronews

These were the details of the news 'Nobody told me' Downing Street party broke COVID rules, Johnson says for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT Hands off Africa, says Pope Francis in Kinshasa speech

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]