For weeks now the British Prime Minister has been trying to beat back a political scandal that is threatening his career.
Boris Johnson has come under fire over allegations that he attended parties at 10 Downing Street while the UK was in lockdown over COVID-19 restrictions. There have been calls for his resignation and the British police have now launched an investigation.
- Garret Martin is a Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service and Co-Director of the Transatlantic Policy Center.
- Wayne Fitzgerald is the Deputy Leader of the Peterborough City Council in the UK.
- Remi Piet is a Senior Partner at Embellie Advisory.
- Alan Wager is Research Associate, UK in a Changing Europe Initiative
"The PM is a national distraction and he has got to go."
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer responds to reports that Boris Johnson had a 'surprise' birthday party during the 2020 lockdown, according to ITV News
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 24, 2022
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces fresh party claims as No 10 admits staff gathered to wish him a happy birthday during first Covid lockdownhttps://t.co/FwHi7esd29
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 24, 2022
"It's an absolute mess," says Labour's Emily Thornberry, "[Boris Johnson] thought he was Julius Caesar or something, like the rules didn't apply to him"
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 25, 2022