UK: MPs demand answers from Johnson on Downing Street party

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Conservative and opposition MPs are demanding answers from Boris Johnson over whether he attended a drinks event in the No 10 garden during lockdown. Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said that if he was there, and he lied about it, his position is ‘untenable.’ And Tory MPs have been expressing their anger and concern over the reports. Mr Johnson will appear at Prime Minister’s Questions at noon — his first public appearance since details of the May 2020 event emerged. The prime minister has so far declined to say whether he attended the gathering, but witnesses have told the BBC both he and his wife were among 30 people at the drinks. … Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said Mr Johnson must quit if he was found to have broken Covid rules.” (01/12/22)