LONDON ( Associated Press) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face British lawmakers on Tuesday for the first time since he was punished by police for attending a birthday party in his office for violating Korona virus lock rules.
When the Commonwealth returned from the 11-day Easter break, Johnson was expected to apologize for the slippery slope – but protesters called for his resignation in violation of restrictions imposed on the country at the time of the outbreak.
Johnson and his allies argue that it is wrong to change leaders when Britain is faced with crises, including the war in Ukraine and the rising cost of living.
Johnson and his conservative government held party parties at the end of last year, 2020 and 2021, and were outraged when millions of people across the country were barred from meeting with friends and family – or even attending funerals for loved ones.
Johnson was fined ፓ 50 ($ 66) last week for attending his stunning birthday party on Duning Street in June 2020. The verdict made Johnson the first British prime minister to break the law while in office.
The verdict followed a police investigation and a civil service “party” scandal. Johnson initially tried to avoid questions by saying there were no parties and that no laws had been violated.
Opposition politicians have accused Johnson of misleading parliament, often claiming that his resignation was a crime.
Cabinet Secretary Brandon Lewis Johnson has stated that he is not a liar and that he “always believes what is true.”
“He believed in what he said to parliament at the time,” Lewis said.
Earlier this year, Johnson appeared to be on the brink of a recession due to scandals and a number of top aides. Partners feared that the party could be an important point for a leader who has overcome another series of storms due to cost and moral judgment. Some conservative lawmakers have openly called for a vote of no confidence in their leader.
But Johnson was suspended because part of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine distracted public and political attention.
Johnson’s gloomy state of Britain was revived by his strong military, political, and moral support for Ukraine. Earlier this month, Johnson traveled to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Johnson could still face further punishment. The London Metropolitan Police are investigating dozens of events, including “Bring Your Own Drink Contest” and “Vintage Friday” by Johnson’s staff. So far, at least 50 tickets have been awarded to Johnson, his wife Carrie and Treasurer Rishi Sunak.
If Johnson is sanctioned again, a vote of no confidence could grow among the Conservatives. For now, conservative legislator Jeffrey Clinton-Brown said his colleagues “were waiting to see what would happen.”
But conservative Tobias Ilwood, head of the Commonwealth Defense Committee, said:
He said the party should have a vote of confidence in deciding whether “we have the support of the prime minister and we are moving forward or it is time for change”.