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In full confinement and on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, a party organized in Downing Street


Jan 14, 2022

“PARTYGATE” – Already very weakened, this new revelation from the British press does not do the British Prime Minister’s business at all.

“The troubles, it always flies in a squadron”, as Jacques Chirac said. Targeted for several days by calls for resignation within his own majority, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is struggling to remain at the head of the British government after his mea culpa for his presence at a party in Downing Street in full confinement in 2020 However, the situation has just become even more complicated following the revelations Thursday evening from the British media The Telegraph.

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According to the daily, another party in full containment was organized by staff members working in the office of the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street and this on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip.

A celebration in the midst of national mourning

Councilors and civil servants gathered to celebrate the departure of two members of the head of government’s team, the director of communications James Slack and one of Boris Johnson’s personal photographers, specifies the conservative media. This new party in Downing Street has taken place, according to The Telegraph, on the eve of the funeral of the husband of Elizabeth II, while the country was in a period of national mourning.

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Queen Elizabeth II at the funeral of her husband Prince Philip

The images of the queen, sitting alone in the front row in the church, due to restrictions linked to Covid-19, had then symbolized the rigors of confinement in the United Kingdom.

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Already overwhelmed by a series of other scandals, the Conservative leader apologized to Parliament on Wednesday for attending a party on May 20, 2020 in the gardens of his official residence, saying he then thought it was “of a work meeting”. The event, for which an invitation had been sent by his secretary to around 100 people with the suggestion that they bring their bottles, took place during a traumatic time for Britons. In the midst of the first wave of Covid-19, only two people were allowed to meet outside and many Britons were unable to say goodbye to their dying loved ones.

Immediately, the opposition parties, Labor in the lead who accused him of being a liar, demanded his resignation, while the members of his government in their majority gave him their support, on Twitter or in the media.

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