Johnson will face a fateful week

The UK prime minister could be forced to resign if it is confirmed that he is calling parties during the pandemic.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, begins a defining week for his political future, when the long-awaited report on “Partygate” is due to be released, the scandal about parties at the official Downing Street residence during the pandemic that has the president in one of the crises. strongest.

Official Sue Gray hopes to announce in the coming days the conclusion of her investigation into this social gathering that has angered British society and rocked Boris’ position in Government.

According to available details, the parties took place while Britain maintained strong restrictions to contain the pandemic and faced grief over the death of Felipe de Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband.

According to local newspapers, Gray has decided to expand his investigation into those who were allegedly detained in the private apartment Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson, had in Downing Street, in late 2020, while confinement was still in place.

As such, the report is relevant not only because the Prime Minister’s reputation and the likelihood of easing tensions will depend on it, but because he himself has said that he will wait for a conclusion to make a decision at the request of his opponents – and even his allies – to step down.

A visit from a friend

Sue Gray has apparently received evidence that two of Carrie Johnson’s friends, identified as Henry Newman and Josh Grimstone, visited the couple’s flat several times during the lockdown and that there was a party on November 13, 2020.

Despite the fact that Boric and his work team are responsible for ensuring that it is a “work meeting”, at least fourteen times between 2020 and 2021, leaks of images, videos and emails to the press confirm what Boric Johnson is trying to deny at all costs. : that there was a party where he and his guests shared liquor and food until dawn.

The “Partygate” has angered the political world, both conservative and opposition lawmakers, as well as residents, because they did not admit that their own leader had violated the strict confinement rules he helped promote.

As such, some conservative deputies have revealed that they are willing to send a letter to the 1922 Committee, which brings together “Tories” MPs without a portfolio, to request an internal process that decides whether or not Johnson continues to lead the formation and the Executive.

The aforementioned committee must receive 54 letters from deputies for the internal process to work, so Boris Johnson’s mandate will remain in tension

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