12 Jan 2022

Covid: Boris Johnson rejects resignation calls for No 10 lockdown party

Political Editor

Boris Johnson has rejected calls for his resignation, despite an admission he did attend a gathering during the first lockdown.

He apologised for spending 25 minutes at the Downing Street garden drinks in May 2020, but says he thought it was a “work event” rather than a party.

Opposition leader Keir Starmer said that was ridiculous and insulting and that the British public believe he’s “lying through his teeth”.