British Conservative politicians expressed shock and frustration after new revelations emerged about yet another party held in Downing Street during the blockade of COVID-19.
In May 2020, Martin Reynolds, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s chief secretary, sent an email to more than 100 employees at 10 Downing Street inviting them to a garden party, according to British media reports.
Reports suggest that Johnson himself and his wife Carrie were among the approximately 30 people who attended the rally on May 20, 2020.
At that time, the United Kingdom was under strict virus regulation by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), under which groups were socially forbidden to meet outdoors.
Johnson said it was a problem to determine what happened to Sue Gray, a senior civil servant investigating a series of political parties reported elsewhere in Downing Street and Whitehall in 2020.
But conservative politicians warned that such a position was unsustainable, as Johnson had to know if he was there.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross was “furious” at the recent allegations and said it would be “unacceptable” if people enjoyed sunbathing in the number 10 backyard while severe restrictions were imposed.
“There is no doubt that no member who deliberately misleads Congress, whether prime minister or not, can continue. They will have to resign, and I have said that by now,” he said. Said.
Backbench Tory lawmaker Nigel Mills said the situation was “totally unacceptable.”
“We’ve seen people resign in much less time. I don’t know how he can survive if the Prime Minister deliberately attends the party,” he said on Tuesday. Told BBC News.
“I don’t think you need to investigate to find out if the Prime Minister was there. He knows if he was there. Come out and tell me what happened. If he were there, he should try a very scary apology to see if the country would buy it, but I’m not sure if they would. “
Tobias Ellwood, a senior member of the Conservative Party, who chairs the House of Commons’ Defense Commission, apologized and said Johnson should “show some dissatisfaction.”
“You can’t let things drift, it’s not an option,” he told Sky News on Wednesday.
According to two polls, the majority of British voters now believed that Johnson should resign as prime minister.
According to a survey by Savanta ComRes, 66% of adults in the UK think they should quit, and 24% say they should stay. According to a YouGov survey on Sky News, 56% believe he should go and 27% say he should stay.
However, Tory backbencher Michael Fabricant defended the Prime Minister from allegations, saying that the safe nature of Downing Street’s garden would be a factor in the rally’s investigation.
He wrote on Twitter: Downing Street Garden is a safe area protected by (about) armed police adjacent to 100 cramped offices. Mixing with workers outside Downing Street is not possible. This is one of the factors being considered in the investigation. “
PA Media contributed to this report.