Boris Johnson Survives His ‘Lockdown Parties’ Scandal—for Now

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Jan. 19, 2022 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Jan. 19, 2022 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).
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Over the past few weeks, a steady stream of revelations about parties held at No. 10 Downing Street during periods of government-mandated lockdown has British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fighting for his political life. The most damaging revelation yet came this week when the public learned that Johnson attended a “bring your own bottle,” or BYOB, party in the garden of No. 10, which doubles as the prime minister’s office and official residence, on May 20, 2020, during the U.K.’s most intense wave of coronavirus infections at the onset of the pandemic. The gathering almost certainly violated his own government’s lockdown rules, […]

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