The fury of the British against the prime minister Boris Johnson was riding this Tuesday after the revelation of another scandal by a Massive party in Downing Street Gardens in full lockdown, which the police said to investigate.
Thousands of irate Brits shared heartbreaking stories of their life under lockdown in May 2020, when the private secretary of the prime minister invited a hundred employees to “enjoy the good weather” having “a few drinks with social distance” in the gardens of the Prime Minister’s residence.
“Bring your own bottle”said the message from the Prime Minister’s private secretary, Martin Reynolds, which was leaked to the press and reignited a scandal that the controversial Conservative leader hoped would be turned off.
Hannah brady, spokesperson for an association of relatives of victims of COVID-19, which has claimed more than 150,000 lives in the United Kingdom, she declared herself “sick” thinking that Downing Street employees “They had a party” a few days after his father’s death, when she could not even see those close to her.
Citizen anger also turned to the networks. In May 2020 – two months after the declaration of confinement by the coronavirus, which led to Johnson himself being hospitalized in April and left 67 million Britons without social interactions – It was only allowed to see one person, outdoors and respecting two meters distance.
At that time the authorities fined those who broke the rules Y they could charge repeat offenders.
Today, using the hashtag # no10party (# fiesta10, alluding to Johnson’s residence number), Twitter users shared what they were going through on the days of the party, with images showing grandparents hugging their grandchildren through plastic sheeting and people forced to say goodbye to dying loved ones by Zoom.
“May 2020, this was what we had to do because my children were desperate to hug their grandparents”wrote one user.
“On the day (May 20, 2020) that Boris Johnson attended his party where 100 people were invited to ‘carry a bottle,’ I met my oldest son for the first time in 2 months, and we stayed this far apart, with no one else there, because that was the DAMN BORIS JOHNSON RULE”Wrote the popular journalist and presenter Piers Morgan.
Another Twitter user wrote: “As my brother lay dead and my husband was dying, Downing Street staff were invited to a garden party to ‘make the most of the beautiful weather.’ There are no drinking parties for us to commemorate their deaths, only solitary mourning in the confinement “.
“This is my mom at the end of life. Her name is Irene. That’s me, on Zoom, explaining to my mother why ‘I’m not allowed to visit’ due to the national shutdown. I’m so sorry mom ”wrote another.
“May 2020. I had to talk to my mom through a window. She had cut her hair herself because she couldn’t even see a hairdresser. She died that August. Meanwhile, they were throwing a party for 100 people at 10 Downing Street. She is a good person. You should be ashamed “said another.
“On May 20, 2020, I put a candle in a supermarket profiterol and sang Happy Birthday to my amazing partner. On WhatsApp. It would be almost another month before ‘we had a bubble,’ “said another user.
“On May 23, 2020, 3 days after the feast of Boris johnson ‘bring your own drink’ I had to pay £ 100 and drive to Southend for that my partner could see the first scan of our first baby, since I had to attend all the scans alone in the hospital “said another user.
The Health personnel also spoke out against the conservative prime minister.
“May 2020. 9 weeks away from home. Trying to save lives. And did they have fun? I baked myself in these suits. I cried. I was isolated. We ration personal protection devices. We saw people die. I developed post traumatic stress syndrome. We couldn’t even get a second phone line for the room. AND DID THEY FEAST ???? ”, wrote a health worker.
“In May 2020 I was too busy in intensive care saving people’s lives to attend Boris Johnson’s booze party”added another, calling for the president’s resignation.
It should be noted that It is not the first time that the government has been accused of violating its own restrictions, which caused a very severe economic recession and caused psychological distress for many Britons. The press has published revelations about nine such events between May and December 2020.
The last, A massive Christmas party prompted the Prime Minister’s spokeswoman, Allegra Stratton, to resign between sobs a month ago already 54% of Britons to consider that Johnson should resign.
They include numerous MPs from his own Conserved Partyr, a hundred of whom rebelled against the government shortly after in a historic vote on new restrictions.
Johnson, who said they received guarantees that “The rules were always respected”, commissioned an internal investigation to senior official Sue Gray, who has not yet published its results.
And to her he limited himself to referring, with an awkward smile, when Before this new leak, he was asked about his own presence in the meetings.
On Tuesday, the prime minister’s spokesman declined to comment but claimed that Reynolds remains in office and retains Johnson’s confidence.
East “Not only did he know about the Downing Street parties, he attended. Stop lying to the British public. It is time to confess once ”, urged him by the opposition leader, Labor Keir starmer, On twitter.
His party demanded a parliamentary appearance to give explanations, but Johnson delegated to Michael Ellis, a second-rank member of the government, who again limited himself to referring to the ongoing investigation under the boos of the deputies.
In addition to other corruption and cronyism scandals, this could be the last straw for conservatives, that they would have to launch an internal vote of no confidence if they want to bring down their leader.
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