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Boris Johnson has claimed that he does not did not come to mind, then or afterthat his attendance at a brief gathering for his birthday in June 2020 in Downing Street could constitute a violation of the rules then in effect. It was my mistake and I apologize wholeheartedly.

Boris Johnson is the first UK head of government in office to be sanctioned for breaking the law. He faces further fines as part of the investigation into the party gatename of the scandal of the parties organized in the circles of power during the confinements put in place during the pandemic.

The Tory leader was addressing MPs for the first time since being fined £50 (C$82) a week ago for taking part in the surprise birthday party for his 56th birthday on June 19 2020. An event he describes as less than 10 minutes which also earned his wife Carrie and his finance minister Rishi Sunak to be sanctioned.

I respect the conclusions of the police investigation, which is still ongoing.added the Prime Minister.

A word about Ukraine

However, he tried on Tuesday to play down the importance of the scandal which infuriates the British by diverting the subject to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I know many people are angry and disappointed and I feel an even greater obligation to respect British priorities and respond to Putin’s barbaric attack on Ukraine.

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The British Prime Minister has found a second wind by highlighting his role in the front line of Western sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. Many MPs who had asked for his departure now consider it inappropriate to chase him from Downing Street in this context.

The Labor opposition leader, Keir Starmer, nevertheless estimated on Tuesday that the Conservative leader was dishonest and unable to change. Mr. Johnson is a man without shamehe claimed, urging the Tories to get rid of their leader to restore decency, honesty and integrity to British politics.

The head of government also came under harsh criticism from within his own camp, with Conservative MP Mark Harper saying he was no longer worthy to be prime minister.

Far from over

The soap opera seems far from over. The London police, who have already distributed 50 fines, are continuing their investigations. British MPs will debate on Thursday whether Boris Johnson knowingly misled Parliament which is synonymous with a resignation under the ministerial code of conduct.

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The Prime Minister will also have to deal, on a date still unknown, with the conclusions of senior civil servant Sue Gray, who has already thrashed in a preliminary report leadership and judgment errors. He must also face the verdict of the polls in local elections on May 5.

According to the press, Boris Johnson faces new fines for at least five other festive events. Downing Street insisted on denying it after new details emerged in the Sunday Timeswho described him serving drinks and making a speech for the departure of his communications chief on November 13, 2020.

According to a study published on Monday, 72% of respondents have a negative assessment of the Prime Minister, the term coming up most often being that of liar.

The fury did not recedetweeted James Johnson, the one who carried out the study. Lots of negative comments [proviennent] people who liked him before, but have changed their minds.

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