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business-standard.com 15 Jan, 2022 14:15 am

'Partygate' pressure builds on UK PM Boris Johnson's leadership

'Partygate' pressure builds on UK PM Boris Johnson's leadership
Read more about 'Partygate' pressure builds on UK PM Boris Johnson's leadership on Business Standard. The UK Opposition is leading the charge to pile pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday as a picture of a boozy culture at the heart of Downing Street emerges

ALSO READ UK PM Boris Johnson faces fresh 'partygate' allegations at Downing Street Boris Johnson moves to Plan B Covid measures as UK logs more Omicron cases Amid Johnson's 'partygate' troubles, is Sunak the British PM in waiting?Rishi Sunak, Priti Patel retain top jobs as UK PM Johnson shuffles Cabinet UK's Johnson not to self-isolate after aide gets Covid, sparking anger The UK Opposition is leading the charge to pile pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday as a picture of a boozy culture at the heart of Downing Street emerges, with new reports of so-called wine-time Fridays by staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.Starmer's latest salvo comes as a poll for the The Times' found that seven out of 10 British voters think Johnson has not been honest about his account of attending a lockdown breaking party in Downing Street.It is alleged that Downing Street aides took turns on Fridays to visit a local supermarket with a wheelie suitcase to fill up the 34-bottle fridge.

It was this suitcase that was used on the night before Prince Philip's funeral on April 16 last year, the latest partygate allegation that led to Downing Street apologising to Queen Elizabeth II.Eight out of 10 said they did not think the gathering, as described by the prime minister in Parliament earlier this week as a work event, was acceptable under lockdown rules.

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