British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized for the parties held during the lockdown on Downing Street and paid a fine.
According to sky news, Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak have been fined for violating coronavirus lockdown rules. The opposition called on the British prime minister to resign.
The London police said that after investigating a scandalous violation of anti-coronavirus rules in 2020-2021 in government buildings, they issued 50 fines, including the prime minister and the chancellor. Johnson said: “I paid the fine and I apologize.” However, he spoke succinctly about his resignation:
“I want to be able to continue to fulfill my mandate and solve problems in the country.”
In January, Johnson was under fire and could lose his post due to a scandal over parties at the government residence on Downing Street during a nationwide lockdown. During the investigation, it turned out that two more parties took place on April 16, 2021. This happened on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, and Queen Elizabeth II then had to sit alone at the memorial service in the church. The Cabinet of Ministers had to apologize to the royal family, writes RIA News.