Boris Johnson denies he lied about COVID-19 lockdown party

Global News published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson denies he lied about COVID-19 lockdown party” – below is their description.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Tuesday an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to Parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the “bring your own booze” gathering from 2020 might contravene COVID-19 rules.

Johnson faces one of the gravest crises of his tenure after revelations about social gatherings during COVID-19 lockdowns, when British people could not even bid farewell in person to dying relatives and the Queen was mourning her husband.

Asked if he had lied to the public and parliament, Johnson told reporters: “No. Nobody told me that what we were doing was, as you say, against the rules, that the event in question, was, something, that we were going to do something that wasn’t a work event … I thought that I was attending a work event.”

Johnson sidestepped several questions about whether or not he would resign if it was proven that he had misled parliament. But he apologized for mistakes made in Downing Street.

Johnson last week also apologized to Parliament for attending the May 20, 2020 gathering in the Downing Street garden. He said he had attended for 25 minutes to thank staff.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8519279/boris-johnson-lying-denial-lockdown-parties/

Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc

Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ

Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB

#GlobalNews #BorisJohnson #COVID19

Global News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - Global News

Global News is the news and current affairs division of the Canadian Global Television Network, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Recent from Global News:

Prince Charles and Camilla meet Indigenous leaders in Canada’s north

“Wolverines!”: The secret foreign volunteer group training Ukrainians to fight Russia

Suspected monkeypox cases in Canada spark public health concerns

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

Covid-19 in Asia: North Korea says nearly 10% of population is ill • FRANCE 24 English

Monkeypox could be difficult to extinguish, says Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Biden begins Asia tour in South Korea, under shadow of North’s nukes • FRANCE 24 English

Sydney cruise industry is about to set sail after COVID lockdown | 7NEWS

The Classic All Blacks preview their epic clash against Spain in front of 40,000 fans | RugbyPass

In This Story: Lockdown

During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

3 Recent Items: Lockdown

Sydney cruise industry is about to set sail after COVID lockdown | 7NEWS

Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street following conclusion of Met Police investigation into partygate

Restaurants set up near residential compounds as Beijing’s Covid restrictions ban dine-in service

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

Posting....