‘Pathetic spectacle’: apology from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected by opposition leader

UK opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer has rejected Boris Johnson’s apologies for a Downing Street party the Prime Minister threw during the lockdown in 2020.

In a packed house, Mr Johnson apologized and explained that he believed the rally was a business event and not a violation of COVID rules.

The explanation sparked anger from the Labor leader who said it was “offensive” to the British public.

“The pathetic spectacle of a man short of road,” he told Parliament.

“It’s so ridiculous. He was eventually forced to admit what everyone knew – that when the whole country was locked up he had drunken parties in Downing Street.

Mr Starmer called on Mr Johnson to step down on the issue.

The prime minister resisted pressure to resign and called on the opposition not to anticipate the outcome of an investigation into the event.


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