Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak reject calls to resign over lockdown fines
BBC News says Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have pledged to stay in post despite being fined by police for breaking lockdown rules in Downing Street in June 2020.
The prime minister, the chancellor and the PM’s wife all received fixed penalty notices for attending a birthday gathering for the PM in No 10.
As a result, Mr Johnson became the UK’s first serving prime minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law.
All three apologised, but both the PM and Mr Sunak rejected calls to resign.
Mr Johnson said he felt “an even greater sense of obligation to deliver on the priorities of the British people”, while the chancellor said he was “focused on delivering for the British people”.
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