MP SLAMS calls for Boris Johnson to resign over BYOB party claims

by 24britishtvJan. 11, 2022, 4:50 p.m. 19
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A minister has insisted Boris Johnson is “going nowhere” as he faced calls to step down over an alleged lockdown-breaking party in Downing Street. Paymaster General Michael Ellis — who was sent out to answer an urgent question from Labour in the PM’s place — dismissed suggestions Johnson should resign if he was found to have broken the law. Labour’s Ben Bradshaw asked: “If the prime minster broke the law, he will resign, won’t he?” Ellis hit back: “It is an entirely hypothetical position. The prime minister is going nowhere.” The prime minister is once again battling claims that he flouted Covid lockdown rules by attending a Downing Street party of 40 people on May 20, 2020. An email leaked to ITV news shows his principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, had invited 100 Downing Street employees to the “bring your own booze” event “to make the most of the lovely weather”. The UK was in a national lockdown at the time, with shops, pubs and restaurants closed and people only able to meet outdoors with one other person or members of their own household. Police have since confirmed they are “in contact with the Cabinet Office” following reports of the party. Johnson has so far refused to confirm whether he attended the event, instead saying it was matter for civil servant Sue Gray to investigate. The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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