Published on: 04/12/2022 – 16:38 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be fined for breaking anti-Covid rules at parties in power circles in 2020 and 2021, Downing announced on Tuesday Street. The announcement immediately sparked calls for the resignation, starting with opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer. New episode in the “partygate” scandal that has been rocking the UK for months. Downing Street said on Tuesday April 12 that Boris Johnson was to be fined for breaking health rules imposed on Britons during periods of confinement in 2020 and 2021. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will also be fined for offenses committed during these parties organized in the circles of power in 2020 and 2021, a case that has shaken 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer received a notification today (Tuesday) telling them 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 broke the law and lied to repeatedly to the British They both need to resign. The Tories are totally unfit to govern,” tweeted Labor leader Keir Starmer. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public. They must both resign. The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better.— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 12, 2022 Boris Johnson, whose popularity had fallen sharply after this scandal, had made his mea culpa in front of the deputies but ruled out any resignation, calling to wait for the conclusions of the investigation policewoman. With AFP
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