“Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire for holding large parties during Britain’s lockdowns, with members of the opposition pressuring him to resign.”
- – Holly Young, 8th Grade
According to a rumor later verified through a leaked video, Prime Minister Johnson is being accused of holding large parties at Downing Street during some of Britain’s most restrictive Coronavirus lockdowns\.
During the "Prime Minister's Questions" (a session of parliament) top officials of the labor party took the opportunity to condemn Johnson, with their leader, Keir Starmer, saying, “The only question is: ‘Will the British public kick him out? Will his party kick him out? Or will he do the decent thing and resign?”
Members of the PM's own party criticized Johnson as well, along with David Davis (a Tory MP), saying “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.”
Johnson responded, saying that he took “full responsibility for everything done in this government and throughout the pandemic.”
“I want to apologize,” Johnson said. “I know the rage they feel with me and with the government I lead, when they think in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.”
Since that chaotic meeting, evidence of yet another party, this one a birthday party for the PM himself, has come to light and been met with outrage from the public.
The highly anticipated inquiry on “Partygate,” a collection of photos and messages, that was supposed to be the turning point in this event is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.
Ian Blackford from the Scottish National Party said, “The long-awaited Sue Gray report — what a farce! It was carefully engineered to be a fact-finding exercise with no conclusions. And now we find it’s a fact-finding exercise with no facts.”
It is unclear at this time what the fate for Prime Minister Johnson is, but with growing pressure to resign from many parties, his days in power may be coming to an end.
For those who would like to watch the Prime Minister's Questions in full: