Index – Abroad – Another video has emerged of British officials having fun
In May last year, British authorities imposed a total of 126 fines on Downing Street parties held during coronavirus restrictions, after a police investigation was completed.
Scotland Yard did not disclose the identity of those who were fined, but the British government has already officially announced that Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson, as well as Rishi Sun, who was still working as finance minister at the time, were also fined. in case. Known as “Partigate”, the affair turned into the biggest domestic political scandal of Johnson’s tenure as prime minister.
Another video of the incident has now emerged, in which Downing Street staff drink, dance and laugh at the fact that they have broken restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
the independent According to his report, the video was filmed on December 14, 2020, during which time the second national lockdown ordered by Boris Johnson’s government was already in effect, under which no more than two people who did not live in the same house could live together. Be in a closed space in each other’s company.
Boris Johnson has been under attack for months over organized parties at his Downing Street residence, which were banned by the government he led during the pandemic.
A report in May, signed by senior civil servant Sue Gray, criticized the culture of illegal events and published new photos of two different gatherings.
One of the parties, a wonderful night, was organized on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, at a time when, due to the strict restrictions on the life of society, even the Queen alone had to say goodbye near her husband. Five years together.
Gray wrote, “The senior leadership at the heart of the Johnson administration must take responsibility” for the culture that allowed the parties to do so.