50 funny Boris Johnson party memes as the PM admits to attend "bring your own booze" lockdown gathering because he though 'it was a work event'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized on Wednesday and admitted to appearing at a party in the garden of the Government House on Downing Street - in the middle of quarantine - but claims that he thought then, "implicitly" that he was it's about a working meeting.
Boris Johnson apologized for attending a "everyone's own drink" gathering at his official residence during the first quarantine during the pandemic. Opposition groups called for him to resign, according to Reuters.
Johnson first admitted to attending the Downing Street party on May 20, 2020, when social gatherings were kept to a minimum, and said he understood the anger caused by the information.
"I know the anger they feel for me about the government they lead when they think that even in Downing Street the rules are not followed properly by the people who make the rules," Johnson said bluntly.
Johnson, who won the 2019 election with a promise to secure Britain's exit from the EU, said he regretted his action and thought the meeting was a work-related event.
"I went to that garden shortly after six o'clock on May 20, 2020 to thank a group of staff members before returning to my office 25 minutes later to continue my work," he said. "Looking back, I should have sent them all back inside."
Opposition lawmakers have said Johnson should resign. In addition, some members of his party, the Conservative Party, have said he should step down if he is found to have violated strict laws introduced by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
1.I am at party
2.It was a party
"His defense of not knowing it was a party is so ridiculous that it insults British public opinion," Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday, accusing Johnson of lying and demanding his resignation. AFP.
Two short opinion polls showed on Tuesday that more than half of British respondents believe Johnson should resign.
The British Prime Minister risks being the target of a police investigation into a "garden party" on Downing Street in May 2020, in complete isolation.
According to several media reports, this party was held in the garden on Downing Street on May 20, 2020, in the presence of the 57-year-old Conservative leader and his wife Carrie, at a time when social interactions were limited. drastic.
Police confirmed on Monday that they were "in contact" with the government in connection with the case, which could be the subject of an investigation for health violations.
In May 2020, people in the UK could only meet one person outside the home, in a public place, outside and provided they kept a distance of two meters.
In addition, most students could not go to school, and bars and restaurants were also closed.
Boris Johnson's private secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an e-mail to a hundred people in May 2020, inviting them, "after an incredibly busy period," to "take advantage of the good weather" for a reception "with social distancing ”in the Downing Street Garden.
"Let's meet from 6:00 pm and come with your own drink," the message concluded.
4.Boris didn’t realise
5.Someone gave me a drink
Boris Johnson told Parliament he believed the incident complied with health regulations in force at the time. He took responsibility for his "mistakes."
Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer immediately called on Boris Johnson to resign.
"Will he have the decency to resign now?" He asked.
Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of "lying like a toothpick."
How Boris Johnson apologizes: I thought it was a work event, I didn't realize it
"I should have realized that millions of people could see things differently. I would like to apologize. I know millions of people across the country have made extraordinary sacrifices in the last 18 months. I know the pain they went through, not being able to mourn their relatives, living their lives the way they want to, or doing the things they love. And I know how angry they are with me and the government I lead, when I think that in Downing Street the rules are not followed by those who make the rules (...) And, although I can't anticipate the conclusions of the investigation in at present, (...) I have to take responsibility. The prime minister's office is a large department, with the garden as an extension of the office. When I entered that garden immediately after 6:00 pm on May 20, 2020, to thank the staff, I thought it was a work event. (...) After 25 minutes I returned to the office to continue my work (...) Looking back, I should have sent them all inside. I should have thanked them in another way. And I should have admitted (...) Millions of people would see things differently (...) People who have suffered terribly, who were forbidden to see their loved ones, family, inside or outside. I also sincerely apologize to them and to this House of Representatives, "Boris Johnson said during a parliamentary session of questions to the Prime Minister.
8.Work at party
The opposition demands the resignation of the prime minister. Trying to settle the allegations, Boris Johnson called for a special commission to investigate the parties referred to by the press. May 20, 2020 is not the only one.
Explanations are required in the House of Commons. And there were emotional moments during the debates. A Member of Parliament for Northern Ireland began to weep; and he remembered his mother-in-law, who had died alone of COVID on a hospital bed.
Jim Shannon, Member of Parliament for Northern Ireland: "In our country, in Northern Ireland, 3,000 people have died,
3,000 people who obeyed the rules, including my mother-in-law, who died alone. Will anyone give an account, will we find out the results of the investigation? I apologize."
11.Boris in the garden
12.Go to party by mistake
13.Just off at work event
Johnson became the 14th Prime Minister of Queen Elizabeth II since her accession to the throne in 1952, the first being Winston Churchill.
Like his predecessor, Johnson did not become head of government in a parliamentary election, but replaced May when she resigned over the failure to pass Parliament's negotiated agreement with EU leaders on Brexit. .
Now, Prime Minister Johnson will have to implement his promise to implement Brexit on October 31, even without an agreement, in the face of questionable support in the House of Commons.
Johnson was born in New York at the age of 55 and has dual British and American citizenship. His paternal great-grandfather, Ali Kemal, was the last minister of the interior of the Ottoman Empire, and his maternal line has ancestral rabbis from Lithuania.
Johnson received an elite education, being a student at Eton College and then a student at Oxford University, Balliol College where he earned a degree in classical studies, Latin and ancient Greek.
20.Crazy work event
21.A true story
22.What a great work event
27. 25 minutes at the party
31.Greatest work event
32.Cinema work scene
36.Try not to believe
39.Is that a work event?
40.All been there
43.Just believe us
44.Crying a little bit
45.What’s going on here?
46.Something went wrong
47.Big political event
48.So much fun