Boris Johnson’s multiple parties in the midst of a pandemic

  • Johnson has been involved in scandals for holding a dozen parties organized in the midst of the pandemic while the British were forced to drastically reduce their contacts.

Christmas party, farewell drink, wine and cheese in the sun… There are not a few scandals in which members of the Boris Johnson government have been involved in the last two years due to the celebration of a dozen parties in the midst of a pandemic , while the British were forced to drastically reduce their contacts.

May 15, 2020

One photo shows the prime minister, his wife Carrie (then his fiancée) and aides sharing cheese boards and glasses of wine in the Downing Street garden. Although these moments of sociability were prohibited, the British could legally meet with a single person from outside their bubble and always in a public place or outdoors, Boris Johnson justified the meeting by calling it “people at work, talking about work” .

May 20, 2020

A hundred people were invited, in an email sent by Boris Johnson’s chief private secretary, Martin Reynolds, to “enjoy the good weather” for a drink “with social distancing” in the gardens of the prime minister’s residence. About forty people attended the party, including Boris Johnson and Carrie.

November 13, 2020

The media reports of a party with collaborators in the official apartment of Boris Johnson. The leader assured that “the rules were respected & rdquor ;. A second UK lockdown was brewing then.

November 27, 2020

A farewell party was reportedly thrown for a collaborator at 10 Downing Street, during which Johnson reportedly came to make a speech despite the fact that they were in full lockdown. Up to fifty people got together in a room.

December 10, 2020

The Ministry of Education confirmed the celebration of a party where twenty people had gathered on December 10 around “drinks and canapés”.

December 14, 2020

After a photo was published in the press, the Conservative Party admitted to an unauthorized party at its London headquarters, organized by the team of then London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey. The latter resigned as president of the police and crime committee of the assembly of the British capital.

December 15, 2020

The Sunday Mirror publishes a photo of the Prime Minister, flanked by two aides, taking part in an online contest. Downing Street admitted that the leader “briefly” attended the event and emphasized that it was virtual.

December 16, 2020

The Ministry of Transport has apologized for an “inappropriate” Christmas party held at its facilities.

December 18, 2020

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An adviser to Boris Johnson has resigned after joking, in a video that went viral, about a party that would have brought together around 40 people that same day in Downing Street. The prime minister said he had been “assured multiple times” since the start of the affair that “there had been no party” and that “no rules” had been broken.

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