Britain PM faces resign calls over partygate scandal

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On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fronted three new calls to resign from within his own Conservative Party.

He was adding to the steadily increasing number demanding his removal over a series of parties at Downing Street during the lockdown.

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Police are scrutinising 12 different assemblages at Downing Street and Whitehall for breaches of the government’s own COVID-19 public health regulations following an internal investigation that criticised severe leadership failures. PM Johnson was attending three of those events.

The British prime minister apologised after the declaration by senior civil servant Sue Gray realised alcohol-fuelled parties at his official residence while COVID-19 lockdown rules were in force.

Weeks of media disclosures about the parties – including a bring your own booze occasion followed by PM Johnson, have seen Conservatives‘ ratings in view polls slump and surprised many of his legislators’ confidence.

“I cannot negotiate the pain and sacrifice of the extensive majority of the British public during lockdown with the mindset and actions of those operating in Downing Street,” said Gary Streeter, member of Parliament for a province in southwest England.

Britan’s PM wrote on Facebook, “I have now submitted a letter aspiring a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister,”

Streeter’s statement took the number of those publicly saying they have requested for a confidence vote to seven. However, various more have either demanded for Johnson to resign or openly criticised him.

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The votes can be triggered in his favour 15 percent of the 359 Conservative members of Parliament write letters appealing to the chairperson of the 1922 Committee. The number of letters currently submitted are not disclosed publically.

PM Johnson has so far endured the anxiety by publicising a series of policies popular with his right-leaning party and promising to improve his top team and get on with reconstructing from the pandemic.

Earlier on Wednesday, he launched his strategy to address regional unevenness – one of the key promises that helped him convince millions of voters to reverse their political commitment and back his party in 2019.

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