Boris Johnson faces pressure to resign

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson faces pressure to resign

Boris Johnson is set to face the House of Commons at midday today, Wednesday 12 January, amid pressure to stand down from the public and the opposition.

The prime minister’s own MPs are demanding he confirms whether he attended a social gathering in the Downing Street garden on 20 May 2020, while the rest of the country were in lockdown.

This comes after it emerged around 100 people were invited the a “bring-your-own-booze” event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown.

Witnesses claim the event was attended by the prime minister and his wife.

Senior civil servant Sue Gray is investigating whether there were parties that breached lockdown rules.

Responding to the allegations, Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has said Boris Johnson’s position is “completely untenable” as a result of the ongoing scandal.

Speaking to Sky News, Ms Rayner said the prime minister had “not only broke the rules, but he’s lied to the British public”.

She continued, saying that his failure to offer an explanation for the alleged “bring your own booze” event “shows the measure of the man”.

“I think it is shameful that Boris Johnson, over the last couple of days, hasn’t answered the central question: yes or no, were you at a party in 10 Downing Street when everyone else was in lockdown?” added Ms Rayner.

The Liberal Democrats are also calling for the PM to resign, saying that as confidence has declined he has “become a threat to the health of our nation”.

With opinion polls increasingly suggesting that the public is turning against the PM, todays Prime Minister’s Questions is set to be one of the most significant moments of Johnson’s career.

What do you think? Is it time for the prime minister to stand down?

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