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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Calls grow for ‘lamest of lame ducks’ Boris Johnson to quit over Downing Street garden party

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urged to resign by Stirling’s Tory group and the region’s MP as he continues to come under fire over a boozy garden party at his Downing Street residence whilst the rest of the nation was in lockdown.Mr Johnson and around 40 Tory staff members are alleged to have held a BYOB garden party in May 2020 whilst residents living at a care home in Tullibody were dying from coronavirus – as coverage from the Stirling Observer at the time shows.Now MP Alyn Smith has called for Mr Johnson’s resignation, describing him as “the lamest of lame ducks”.Mr Johnson is alleged to have been at the garden party at 10 Downing Street in which attendees were told to bring their own alcohol on May 20, 2020.The Prime Minister is facing mounting pressure over the alleged garden party and was grilled on the subject at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon in which he issued a grovelling apology.Mr Johnson told MPs that he attended the May 20, 2020 gathering for around 25 minutes to “thank groups of staff”.“I believed implicitly that this was a work event,” he said.“But with hindsight I should have sent everyone back inside, I should have found some other way to thank them, and I should have recognised that – even if it could have been said technically to fall within the guidance – there would be millions and millions of people who simply would not see it that way.”Click here for more news and sport from the Stirling area.Acknowledging the public outcry over the event, Mr Johnson said:“I know the rage they feel with me and with the Government I lead when they think in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.”He went on:

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lockdown parties”.The Government came under fire after footage of Boris Johnson‘s former spokesperson Allegra Stratton showed her referring to a “fictional party” as a “business meeting with cheese and wine”.It now faces fresh backlash after a recently leaked email from the Prime Minister’s principal private secretary showed that Downing Street officials held a garden gathering during lockdown.Ricky weighed in on the controversy as he spoke to ITV News ahead of the release of the latest season of After Life on Netflix.The comedian said he understood how those who abided by the restrictions throughout the pandemic felt after the reports came out.He said on Tuesday: “I get it, I get the anger. It’s palpable.“Why wouldn’t they be angry?“Myself and everyone kept to the rules.“I think I’ve been naive all my life, it’s only now that I think… why do we trust them?“Of course we shouldn’t trust the people in charge, that’s how they are in charge.“They shouldn’t be trusted,” the actor concluded.Now Ricky is preparing for the launch of season 3 of After Life on Friday, but filming the last six episodes of the show has been filled with challenges.The production process was put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic and Ricky even admitted he was anxious over whether or not the new season would go ahead.The third season was initially announced in May 2020 after season two was released in April 2020.Nearly a year later, filming finally kicked off and wrapped in June 2021.Ricky himself confessed the uncertainty of the pandemic caused him “anxiety”.He told Deadline on Friday: “It was a year of anxiety, thinking whether it would it go ahead.”“But we didn’t drop a minute due to Covid,” Ricky continued.
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