‘Humbled’ Johnson takes responsibility for lockdown-era parties at his office
France24 says A “humbled” Boris Johnson said he took full responsibility after a damning official report on Wednesday detailed a series of illegal alcohol-fuelled parties at the British prime minister’s Downing Street office during coronavirus lockdowns.
Johnson has faced repeated calls to resign from opposition politicians and some in his own party after it was revealed both he and officials had broken the rules that meant people could not socialise outside their households or even, in many cases, attend funerals for loved ones.
“I take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch,” Johnson told parliament.
The report by senior official Sue Gray did not specifically blame Johnson, but gave graphic details and included photographs from more than a dozen gatherings, some of which he attended.
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