Lhe British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak will be fined for breaking anti-Covid rules at parties in power circles in 2020 and 2021, a door announced on Tuesday (April 12). -word of Downing Street. “The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer received notification today that the police intend to issue fines to them,” the spokeswoman said.
The Labor Party, the main opposition party to the British government, has demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister and his finance minister. “Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have repeatedly broken the law and lied to Britons. They should both resign. The Tories are totally unfit to govern,” tweeted Labor leader Keir Starmer.
Boris Johnson issued an apology but refused to resign after receiving his fine, an unprecedented punishment for a sitting British prime minister. “Let me say straight away that I have paid the fine and once again offer my full apologies,” he told British television, adding when asked about the calls to quit: “ I now want to continue and fulfill my mandate. Boris Johnson, whose popularity had fallen sharply after this scandal, had made his mea culpa before the deputies, but had ruled out any resignation, calling to wait for the conclusions of the police investigation.