British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing calls to resign after he apologized on Wednesday, January 12 for attending an alcohol-fueled garden party at 10 Downing Street at the height of the country’s first pandemic lockdown.
The admission by the UK leader has sparked fierce public backlash as many people couldn’t leave their homes that period, or even see loved ones or family members as the UK observed strict covid-19 protocols.
At the start of weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament, Johnson admitted to attending a gathering in Downing Street’s garden on May 20, 2020. He said;
“Mr Speaker, I want to apologise. I know that millions of people across this country have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last 18 months. I know the anguish that they have been through – unable to mourn their relatives, unable to live their lives as they want or do the things they love. And I know the rage they feel with me and with the government I lead, when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.