The front pages of newspapers in the United Kingdom woke up with questions towards the prime minister of the country, Boris Johnson, after he opened an investigation into the alleged party with alcoholic beverages organized in the garden of the Government headquarters in Downing Street in May 2020, in full confinement by COVID-19.
Johnson’s control over the prime minister’s office is openly questioned on the front pages, as Unease increases in conservative ranks over latest holiday revelations at a time when gatherings were limited to one person.
After a day before the newspapers recognized the discontent, this Wednesday the newspapers echoed the rebellion on the bench. The Times Title: “Apologize or condemn us all, say the ministers to Johnson”.
The Daily Telegraph send a clear message to the prime minister with the headline: “Johnson loses the support of the Tories (conservatives)”.
The Guardian also refers to the anger of conservatives and highlights the suggestion by Douglas Ross, the Conservative leader in Scotland, that Johnson should resign if he broke the rules against COVID-19.
For his part, Daily mail he wonders with a play on words: “Is the party over for the Prime Minister?”. “Party” also means “party” in the political sense of the word. The note posits that his future as a leader is openly questioned and defines the situation as the “gravest crisis of his mandate.” The Daily Telegraph it also points to the lack of support from its legislators.
The Mirror headlines along the same lines as Daily Mail: “The party is over, Boris”, and focuses on the families who mourned alone the game of their loved ones – those who could not see – on the same day that the party is said to have occurred. He also calls the prime minister a “serial liar.”
While, Meter focuses on reaction of people who lost loved ones during the pandemic, and publishes a poll suggesting majority support for a change of prime minister. “Contempt for the victims” is the headline, along with an image of Johnson in which he appears “smiling” during an interview about the crisis.
The Financial times say what “Johnson faces ‘potentially terminal’ confrontation with Downing Street parties”, and mention the questions he will answer this Wednesday and the requests for him to offer a public apology.
The tabloid The Sun publishes “Partygate in the garden of No. 10” and informs that Johnson “went into hiding” and that donors and top Tory officials are questioning his future. “It’s my game and I’ll hide if I want to”, is the owner.
The newspaper i He says “The future of the prime minister is in danger while the Tories are angered by the blockade of the party”.
Daily record quotes a woman who was unable to accompany her dying brother, saying that Johnson should resign.
Meanwhile he Daily express express your I support Johnson and says he also remains strong within the party after “delivering Brexit and winning the war on COVID.”. “Don’t screw it up now, Prime Minister!” He urges in the headline.
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