Boris Johnson on lock-breaking parties
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday apologized to parliament for a series of embargo-violating parties identified in a formal investigation, but vowed to fight in office.
Countering renewed calls by the opposition to resign following the report of senior civil servant Sue Grey, he announced administrative changes to Downing Street’s operations.
“I’m sorry for the things that we simply didn’t do right, and also for the way this has been handled,” Johnson said.
“I understand, and I will fix it,” he said.
“Yes, we can be trusted to deliver,” Johnson added, highlighting his post-Brexit agenda and taking action against Russia over its threats to Ukraine.
“I will continue to work.”
Gray admitted her 12-page report was limited in scope after London’s Metropolitan Police launched its own investigation into 12 parties held in Downing Street over the past two years.
While Johnson said all parties should wait for the Met’s own results, opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer said police involvement was “a sign of shame”.
“He’s a shameless man,” Starmer said, urging allies in Johnson’s Conservative cabinet to depose him instead of “supporting misconduct, cover-ups and fraud.” lie”.
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