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POLITICO politico.eu 12 Jan, 2022 20:30 am

Is the party over for Boris Johnson? – POLITICO

Is the party over for Boris Johnson? – POLITICO
The British prime minister may limp on but even his friends are turning on him.

For weeks the British prime minister has faced sustained pressure following a tsunami of allegations that Downing Street staff — and Johnson, his wife and his top officials — held lockdown-busting parties during the height of the pandemic.Even normally supportive newspapers turned on the prime minister.Just before facing questions from the opposition Labour leader at their weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session Wednesday, Johnson gave a short statement to the packed chamber in which he apologized for attending a drinks party in his Downing Street garden in May 2020, when everyone in the country was banned from meeting more than one other person outdoors.Later, Tory MP William Wragg told BBC Radio 4 that the prime minister’s position was “untenable.

Chris Curtis of pollster Opinium predicted he would not escape unscathed: “Unlike previous scandals, this is turning previously loyal voters off the prime minister, which has sent his approval rating to an all-time low.In a remarkable intervention, Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative Party leader, called publicly for Johnson to resign.

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