Boris Johnson is once again apologizing for holding parties in his residence. This time, his apologies are directed to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The staff of No. 10 Downing street admitted that there was a party held during the eve of Prince Phillip’s Funeral.
Many politicians criticized Boris Johnson and his staff for holding a party for more than 30 people. They sighted that this happen at the time that Queen Elizabeth was pictured sitting alone during her late husband’s funeral. Even the Royal Family was not excused from following COVID protocols.
The parties now being dubbed as “wine-time Fridays” has been a regular scene in the Prime Minister’s residence. Staff would bring their alcohol and drink till the late hours of the mourning. At the moment, 13 parties have come to light, most of them on Downing Street. Civil servant Sue Gray is investigating three additional parties. Two were held on the night before Prince Philip’s funeral on 16 April 2021 and one was held on 17 December 2020.
Many members of the UK government are disappointed with the PM’s behavior and are calling for his resignation. Kettering Conservative Association chairman Mark Rowley stated “I think he should resign.” Chair of the Grantham and Stamford Conservatives Martin Trollope-Bellew also said “Some of the members, the longstanding members, are being very vocal about saying he ought to go.”
Boris Johnson’s deputy spokesperson announced, “It’s deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning, and No 10 has apologized to the palace for that.”Johnson has not released any additional statement.
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