Boris Johnson banged his fist on the table. The British Prime Minister has been facing further controversy since the release of a video showing collaborators joking about a supposed Christmas party last year in Downing Street, in defiance of the Covid rules, while the UK was subject to drastic restrictions during this period. The famous rule of “six at the table” was imposed and the royal family had also shown the example. Boris Johnson has apologized and announced the opening of an investigation.
“I apologize unreservedly for the impression” that this affair gives, he said during the weekly question-and-answer session in Parliament, the day after the publication of this video. It shows Downing Street associates joking about the best response to the press after the evening.
“Disciplinary action” envisaged
Boris Johnson, who said he was “furious” after the publication of this video, reaffirmed that he had “been assured several times” since the start of this affair that “there had been no party And that “no rules” had been broken. He announced the opening of an internal investigation. “It goes without saying that if the rules have been broken there will be disciplinary action,” he added.
In the wake of Boris Johnson’s apology, his former spokesperson tendered his resignation, following the publication of this video, in which he is heard joking about the famous alleged Christmas party, which is said to have taken place in Downing Street on the last year, in violation of anti-Covid rules. “I propose my resignation to the Prime Minister”, declared, in tears, Allegra Stratton after having in turn apologized to the British and explained that she would regret “any [sa] live these words ”, which created a political storm.