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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA  (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Lanarkshire MP challenges Boris Johnson over COVID rules breach

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Anum Qaisar is calling for Boris Johnson to “resign immediately” after she tackled the latest lockdown party revelations at Prime Minister’s Questions – and accused him of “the ultimate betrayal”.The Airdrie and Shotts MP addressed Mr Johnson at yesterday’s Westminster session, which followed his admission of attending drinks in the Downing Street garden during the first COVID lockdown.Further revelations unveiled that more social events took place the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last April during a further period of tight restrictions.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Speaking at the House of Commons, she said: “I simply ask – how does the Prime Minister think he can maintain his position and continue to issue rules and advice on COVID when he can’t follow the rules himself?”Referring in his answer to an ongoing investigation into lockdown socialising, the Prime Minister replied: “I don’t agree with her, with the greatest respect, and she will have to wait to see whatever the enquiry concludes.”He said this week that he had not been “warned” that the May 2020 event contravened rules on group sizes and socialising at the time, saying: “Nobody said this was something that was a breach of the COVID rules, doing something that wasn’t a work event."I can’t imagine why on earth it

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Boris Johnson has claimed that he wasn’t informed that a Downing Street garden gathering that’s been alleged to have been party was against COVID rules at the time.The Prime Minister said in a new interview that he “humbly apologises” to people for “misjudgements” that were made, but that he wouldn’t have attended the gathering on May 20, 2020, if he thought it broke the rules.He told Sky News today (January 18): “I’m saying categorically that nobody told me, nobody said this was something that was against the rules, doing something that wasn’t a work event because frankly, I can’t imagine why it would have gone ahead, or it would have been allowed to go ahead if it was against the rules.”"I carry full responsibility for what took place, but nobody said to me that this was an event that is against the rules."Boris Johnson recalls what he remembers about an alleged party in the Downing Street garden during lockdown.Latest:— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 18, 2022Under the rules that applied at the time of the alleged party, which dozens of Downing Street staff were invited to in an email sent by principal private secretary Martin Reynolds, people in England were subject to “not meeting up with any more than one person from outside your household” [via FullFact].The law in May 2020 said “no person may participate in a gathering in a public place of more than two people” unless it was for one of a number of stated reasons. These included when the gathering was “essential for work purposes” or “all the persons in the gathering are members of the same household”.