Boris Johnson Apologises for Breaking Pandemic Rules

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London, Europe Brief News – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised for breaking pandemic rules during a coronavirus lockdown.

Boris Johnson has admitted on Wednesday to attending a garden party at his Downing Street residence. The gathering was during a coronavirus lockdown in May 2020

“I know the rage they feel with me over the government I lead when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules,” he told the House of Commons.

UK PM Boris Johnson has come under fire over several allegations that his government broke social distancing measures last year.

This came after a photo appeared to show the UK PM socialising during 2020 lockdown.

The picture, published by the Guardian newspaper on Sunday, shows Johnson with his wife Carrie, who appears to be holding their newborn son, and two other people at a table on a terrace in the Downing Street garden with cheese and wine.

Nearby is another table of four other people. A short distance away are a larger group standing on the grass around a table with bottles of wine.

All people were entirely within the rules of the time.

Boris Johnson has earlier apologised for a video that showed his staff joking about a Christmas party last December, saying he is “sickened” by it.

But speaking to MPs, he said that there was no party that broke Covid rules.

Boris Johnson said an inquiry will take place to punish any rule-breakers.

Media reports confirmed that dozens of people attended the party at Downing Street during lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet will this afternoon discuss a potential move to “plan B” measures in England, including working from home.