Amid the quarantine party crisis, four Boris Johnson officials resigned

Downing Street Chief of Staff Dan Rosenfield (REUTERS / John Sibley) (JOHN SIBLEY /)

Four senior officials in the Government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have submitted their resignation this Thursday, and plunge the conservative president even further into a crisis that has been dragging on for days as a result of parties at the official residence during the pandemic.

This spokesman indicated that they will leave their positions the Chief of Staff, Dan Rosenfield, and Johnson’s private secretary, civil servant Martin Reynolds. Jack Doyle, the director of Government Communications, has also left his post, after adviser Munira Mirza did.

Rosenfield and Reynols tendered their resignations and “the prime minister has accepted them,” the source said, adding that They will remain in their positions until replacements are found.

According to information released in recent weeks, Rosenfield and Reynolds were involved in Downing Street parties during pandemic restrictions12 of which are now being investigated by the Police.

Reynolds allegedly invited a hundred people to a party on May 20, 2020, urging them to bring alcohol to “take advantage of the nice weather.” the premier Boris Johnson has admitted that he attended the event, although he says he thought it was “for work”.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his chief private secretary, Martin Reynolds (REUTERS / Toby Melville)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his main private secretary, Martin Reynolds (REUTERS / Toby Melville) (Toby Melville /)

Meanwhile, the news of Doyle’s departure was advanced by the newspaper Daily Mailwhere he previously worked which pointed out that his resignation is not related to Mirza’s previous one, much more painful and politically significant for the prime minister.

According to the newspaper, the resigned, also implicated in the party scandal, explained to his colleagues that he had always intended to work “only two years” in the Government, where he entered in 2020, and acknowledged that the last few weeks of criticism “have taken their toll” on their family life.

Myrza, who accompanied the “tory” leader from his time as mayor of London, resigned over unfounded accusations he made to opposition leader Keir Starmer about his alleged inaction, when he was director of the Prosecutor’s Office, in a notorious case of sexual abuse starring the late presenter Jimmy Savile.

Munira Mirza (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Munira Mirza (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls) (HENRY NICHOLLS/)

The policy chief judged that Johnson’s criticism of Starmer during a session in Parliament last Monday, which the prime minister tried to “clarify” today but without apologizing, they were “libelous”.

In her resignation letter, the advisor tells you that she thinks “was wrong to suggest that Keir Starmer was personally responsible for allowing Jimmy Savile to escape justice” and regrets that he did not recant and apologize as she had advised.

The consultant was considered one of the closest people to Johnsonwho continues to be hounded into resigning by the opposition and within his party.

(With information from EFE)

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