Boris Johnson faces questions from his leadership after admitting attending a party on Downing Street in May 2020.
The Prime Minister was faced with questions on the Prime Minister’s Questions Wednesday after an email was leaked apparently inviting 100 Downing Street employees to an event to watch on Nov.
At the time of the event, only two people were allowed to meet outside within two meters.
But the Prime Minister told the House of Commons that he “implicitly” believed the gathering was a working event and apologized to the millions of people who have made sacrifices because of the pandemic.
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In Newport, some people argue that Johnson should resign after approval.
Virginia Lane, 66, said, “Well, I think he should step down now. I think he lied enough that people lost trust in him.
“In May 2020 I know that I continued to stick to the rules and that I was very restricted. Boris obviously doesn’t think it’s the right thing to do, so one wonders if you’ve been silly all along, right. “
Emma Jones, 46, said: “He should confess all the lies he has told. He should definitely resign. I was stuck in my house and obeyed the rules.
“He’s supposed to be the prime minister. Why should it be one rule for him and another for everyone else?”
Some thought Johnson should have been telling the truth from the start.
Christopher Cooke, 48, said, “I think he should step down for trying to cover up with lies that it didn’t happen and now he’s got caught. If this was someone else what would happen?
“This is a man we should look up to, this is the leader of the country. You need to have more authority.
“If he’d been clean from the start he would have saved something. If he’d held up his hands we could at least have trusted him.
“In May 2020 I screened for the good of the people and did what I was told. I followed the Covid rules.”
William Richards, 78, said: “He should apologize. He shouldn’t have left and he made a mistake. I don’t know why, but he should apologize.
“Besides shopping, I would be home for the rest of the day.”
Boris Johnson said in front of Parliament today: “I want to apologize. I know that millions of people in this country have made extraordinary sacrifices in the past 18 months.
“I know the agony they have been through – unable to mourn their relatives, to live their lives the way they want, or to do the things they love.
“I know the anger you feel at me and the government I run when you think that on Downing Street itself, the rules are not being followed properly by the people who make the rules.”
People think his apology is not enough.
Ozge and Glenn Harper, 48 and 59, said, “He should definitely step down. He has to go. He should have followed the rules like everyone else.
“It doesn’t show good leadership, it’s trust. In May 2020 we stayed home and visited or didn’t go very far at all.
“We followed the rules because it seemed like the right thing to do. If they broke the rules, there should be a penalty.”
Raine Jones, 34, said, “He needs to resign now and apologize to a lot of people. He does not stick to the rules that he himself has made. Result.
“In May 2020 I was at home, isolated myself and followed the rules.”
But not all thought Johnson should resign.
Russell Haggerty, 58, said, “I think it’s a huge storm in a teacup. We all knew he was going to the party. There are six of a dozen and a half dozen of the others.
“I know there should be a lockdown at that time, but most people did. It’s just the fact that he’s a celebrity that people stink.
“I would have been home in May 2020. As soon as Covid showed up, I stayed at home straight away.”
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