UK PM Boris Johnson faces calls to quit after lockdown party apology - BBC News

  • Published on Jan 11, 2022
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised for attending a "bring your own booze" party during the first coronavirus lockdown.

    He told MPs the event in the Downing Street garden was "technically within the rules" but he should have realised how it would look to the public.

    Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the PM must now quit over what he called his "ridiculous" lies and excuses.

    Mr Johnson is also under pressure from his own MPs over the May 2020 party.

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  • Jonathan 916
    Jonathan 916 19 hours ago +605

    Whether you agree with lockdowns or not, I think that we can all agree that imposing a set of rules/laws on the public while exempting yourself from them is totally unacceptable.

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou 2 hours ago +4

    once people realize that boris was SELECTED to RUIN the country and not ELECTED to RUN the country then everything he does makes sense.

  • Cai Llew
    Cai Llew 19 hours ago +400

    "it's my party i can lie if i want to" - Boris 2022

  • zeus
    zeus 19 hours ago +92

    A lady actually got arrested for trying to get her mother out of the care home whilst they were enjoying themselves ,dispicable .

  • Mark Lapeña
    Mark Lapeña 19 hours ago +821

    Boris: There’s no party.

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers 19 hours ago +121

    If he genuinely, actually believes it was a work meeting, then why is he apologising? You only apologise if you’ve done something WRONG 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 just resign, this is excruciating.

  • Ar co
    Ar co 19 hours ago +1

    Politicians only apologise when there is no way or excuse available anymore.

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 19 hours ago +838

    If Boris Johnson cannot tell the difference between a party and a business meeting just what kind of business meetings does he actually attend? On a more serious point this is not just about Boris Johnson, this is actually the institution of those that attended and covered-up and failed to disclose that such events were actually happening. Thinking back to the original party revelations it was notable that Boris Johnson would not state whether he attended such events and was clearly trying to establish if there was evidence that could place him at one of the events. As expected he was aware and did attend. You can always tell when a politician is lying there are two giveaways in the body language. 1) Their lips move. 2) there lips don't move.

  • John Campling
    John Campling 19 hours ago +1

    Everyone at those parties should resign. We've been repeatedly let down over the past two years, Boris may take the fall but remember he is not solely complicit.

  • Sdrrshock 55
    Sdrrshock 55 19 hours ago +69

    This shows that it’s never been about health, it’s about control

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburger 19 hours ago +413

    The health secretary resigned, the woman who was questioned about the party resigned, so why hasn’t the man who accepted those resignations resigned?

  • Burger Joint
    Burger Joint 16 hours ago +10

    Funnily enough, Boris' excuse that he was at a party without realizing he was at a party is actually quite believable. Classic Boris.

  • martin rees
    martin rees 19 hours ago +472

    "I want to apologise" but then doesn't and lies further. He isn't sorry for the parties or deceiving the British public for 2 years, just sorry he got caught. If you are not now questioning the entire narrative what more is it going to take?!

  • Branden Garcia
    Branden Garcia 19 hours ago +237

    How can he apologize and then at the same time basically deny any wrongdoing? Unbelievable

  • Kira Rayment
    Kira Rayment 19 hours ago +310

    What a time to have a prime minister like him!

  • missjimmyt88
    missjimmyt88 19 hours ago +24

    His face when he said "I thought I was at a work event " even he looked like he didn't believe his own lie and was smirking cause of how ridiculous he sounds.

  • The house of God
    The house of God 19 hours ago +279

    I like how he got humiliated and he still tried to defend himself

  • Richard
    Richard 19 hours ago +72

    wish American politics was more like this. Yeah I admit its comical to watch but its way more straightforward in rhetoric when the MP's are getting their points across. Plus the face to face back and forth with the countries leader is great.

  • 1 1
    1 1 19 hours ago +166

    Governments all over the world need to be seriously reformed

  • d john
    d john 19 hours ago +249

    once people realize that boris was SELECTED to RUIN the country and not ELECTED to RUN the country then everything he does makes sense.