UK Prime Minister Refuses To Resign
Boris Johnson has insisted he will remain as Prime Minister despite the “bitter and painful” judgment of a report into parties held in No.10 Downing Street during Covid lockdown restrictions.
Speaking at a Press Conference, Boris Johnson ruled out resigning, saying “I’ve got to take moving forward.” But some opponents have repeated their calls for Mr. Johnson to quit.
His comments came as a result of a call by Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer, prompting other Conservative Members of Parliament to remove him, saying it is time for Mr. Johnson “to pack his bags.”
While addressing the Commons, Mr. Johnson said he took “full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch”, adding that he was “humbled” and learned lessons.
He told Members of Parliament that when he previously said “the rules and guidance had been followed at all times”, it was “what I believed to be true.”
Mr. Johnson said he attended events to wish staff who were leaving farewell and his attendance was not outside the rules.
He added, “but this was not the case for some of those gatherings after I had left and at other gatherings when I was not even in the building.”