British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a barrage of criticism after new revelations emerge about yet another party held in Downing Street during the blockade of COVID-19.
According to British media reports, the Prime Minister’s chief secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an email in May 2020 to more than 100 Downing Street employees inviting them to a garden party.
The leaked email received by ITV News states: .. Please join us from 6 pm and bring your own sake. “
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.
Reports suggest that Johnson himself attended the event with his wife, Carrie Johnson, but he declined to ask if he attended the rally on Monday.
The main opposition Labor Party urged the Prime Minister to “stop lying.”
Labor Party leader Sir Kiel Starmer said: Not only did I know about the Downing Street party, but I attended. Stop lying to the British people. It’s finally time to clean up. “
The Liberal Democratic Party said that if the rules were found to be broken, “the person responsible must stand up to the full power of the law.”
Alistair Carmichael, a party internals spokesman, said: If police do not fully investigate these claims, it will definitely stink double standards. “
The COVID-19 Bereaved Family Group for Justice said that if the Prime Minister attended a party at 10 Downing Street in May 2020, his position would be “unsupportable” and “lost all moral authority to lead the country. “.
The Metropolitan Police Department said it was in contact with the government on the allegations.
“The Metropolitan Police Department is aware of widespread reports of alleged violations of health protection rules in Downing Street on May 20, 2020 and is in contact with the Cabinet Office,” a spokesman said.
Downing Street said it would not comment on the numerous allegations of rule violations in Downing Street during the pandemic while senior civil servant Sue Gray was investigating the allegations.
PA Media contributed to this report.