World News: No 10 apologises to Queen over parties – Gulf Digital News

World News: No 10 apologises to Queen over parties – Gulf Digital News

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  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
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World News: No 10 apologises to Queen over parties – Gulf Digital News

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has apologised to Queen Elizabeth after it emerged that staff had partied late into the night in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, at a time when mixing indoors was banned. Johnson is facing the gravest crisis of his premiership after almost daily revelations about a series of social gatherings during Covid-19 lockdowns, some held when ordinary people could not bid farewell in person to dying relatives. After building a political career out of flouting accepted norms, Johnson is now under growing pressure from some of his own legislators to quit. Opponents say he is unfit to rule and has misled parliament by denying Covid-19 guidance was breached. In an extraordinary twist to a saga that has been widely lampooned by comedians and cartoon artists, the Daily Telegraph said drinks parties were held inside Downing Street on April 16, 2021, the day before Prince Philip’s funeral. “It is deeply regrettable this took place at a time of national mourning and No 10 (Downing Street) has apologised to the Palace,” Johnson’s spokesman said. Johnson was at his Chequers country residence that day and was not invited to any gathering, his spokesman…

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