Boris Johnson’s Downing Street apologies to the Queen for parties
By TOI Team January 14, 2022 Update on : January 14, 2022
Downing Street reportedly apologized to Buckingham Palace for 2 staff parties hosted the night before Queen Elizabeth was seen standing alone at her husband, Prince Philip’s, burial.
Witnesses told the Telegraph that on April 16, last year, No. 10 personnel celebrated at two different goodbye parties: one in the Downing Street underground, which also included dance to music being played by a top aide, and one from the garden to commemorate the departure of press secretary James Slack.
The queen conducted her husband’s funeral on only April 17, 2021, while attendees were instructed not to drop blossoms in order to minimize COVID-19 outbreaks.
“This demonstrates exactly how profoundly Boris Johnson has devalued the post of prime minister,” Labour leader Keir Starmer said. Britain has been let down by the Conservatives.”
And Andrew Bridgen has now become the sixth Conservative MP to openly disclose that they have written to the chairman of the 1922 Committee, which organizes Tory leadership races, to express their dissatisfaction with the prime minister. You can also read more about Kylie Jenner.
“Boris Johnson should meet the Queen, apologies personally for the offence he’s caused her and millions throughout the country mourning for loved ones,” said Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey. He should then take advantage of the chance to publicly resign.”
Johnson has faced heavy scrutiny following disclosures of a series of lockdown parties in Downing Street, which are being probed by senior civil servant Sue Gray. On Wednesday, the prime minister told MPs that he had attended a meeting in the Downing Street garden on May 20, 2020, but mistook it for a “business function.”
Several MPs, notably Scottish Conservative candidate Douglas Ross and backbencher Andrew Bridgen, have called on Johnson to quit since then.