Johnson refuses to resign over alleged parties

London, Jan 26 (EFE).- Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he would not resign over a series of alleged parties at his Downing Street residence that broke lockdown rules during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Answering questions in parliament, Johnson said he had no intention of resigning, insisting his government “gets the big calls right.”

Johnson has acknowledged his attendance at one such social gathering in Downing Street gardens in May 2020, although during his apology to the House of Commons he claimed he believed it was a work event.

ITV News on Monday reported that Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson threw him a surprise birthday party on June 19, 2020, at Downing Street, in breach of Covid guidelines. The news outlet reported that 30 people attended the event.

A highly anticipated report into the alleged gatherings at Downing Street by senior civil servant Sue Gray will most likely be published on Thursday. EFE


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