Parties during confinement: Boris Johnson sanctioned

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to be fined for breaking anti-COVID rules at parties in power circles in 2020 and 2021, Downing Street announced on Tuesday, prompting immediate calls for his resignation.

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His finance minister, Rishi Sunak, will also be fined for party offenses in power circles in 2020 and 2021, a scandal known as “partygate”, which has rocked the government. Britons were at the time asked to drastically reduce their social interactions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“The Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer received notification today that the police intended to issue them fines,” the spokeswoman said.

The Labor opposition immediately reacted by demanding the departure of the head of government and the finance minister.

“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have repeatedly broken the law and lied to the British They both need to quit. The Tories are totally unfit to govern,” Labor leader Keir Starmer tweeted.

Boris Johnson, whose popularity had fallen sharply after this scandal, had made his mea culpa before the deputies, but ruled out any resignation, calling to wait for the conclusions of the police investigation.

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